Leftist party on course for Romania election victory, say exit polls

Leftist party on course for Romania election victory, say exit polls

Romania’s leftist Social Democrats (PSD) won Sunday’s parliamentary election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, putting them in a strong position to form a coalition government with a junior ally. Seeking re-election a year after the coalition it led stepped down amid street protests over its failure to address corruption, the PSD appears to […]

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives on Sunday are choosing their nominee for next year’s vital presidential election from among two former prime ministers with deep experience in government and differing views on how to prevent more terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the conservative’s primary runoff – Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain Juppe – are […]

French right-wing primaries up for grabs as Fillon surges in polls

French right-wing primaries up for grabs as Fillon surges in polls

The outcome of Sunday’s primary to choose a conservative presidential candidate looked increasingly uncertain Wednesday, after polls showed former prime minister François Fillon’s ratings shoot up from third place in what had been a two-man race. Just last week, polls had 71-year-old former prime minister Alain Juppé heading for a comfortable win in Sunday’s first […]

Islamists eye comeback as Jordan heads to polls

Islamists eye comeback as Jordan heads to polls

Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally. The focus will be on turnout and the performance of the Islamic Action Front, the political arm of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood. Experts expect the party to clinch around 20 seats in the 130-seat […]

UK heads to polls in historic EU referendum

UK heads to polls in historic EU referendum

Jordan declared the desert border regions with Syria and Iraq “military zones” barred to civilians after a suicide bomber killed six Jordanian soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday. King Abdullah II vowed to hit back with an “iron fist” after meeting top civilian and military officials to discuss the attack in an area where […]