Government transitions

FILE- In this Saturday, May 18, 2019, file picture Liberal party President Ludovic Orban, left, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis wave on stage during an European Parliament electoral rally in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's president has nominated, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
October 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister. Orban has 10 days from Iohannis' announcement on Tuesday to gain the support of parliament, which must approve...
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Entrepreneur and youth leader Pascéus Juvensky St. Fleur, who studied as a lawyer, descends a staircase in the legal robe he often wears at anti-government protests, following an interview with the AP in his Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. St. Fleur says the protests are not only about replacing a president, but changing a system. "It's not one person, it's not one regime, it's not a president, it's not the opposition, it's not the bourgeoisie, but it's us who should do it," he said. "We dream of, and we want, a better Haiti."(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 09, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's economy is paralyzed. Demonstrators fight police, block roads and loot stores several times a week. President Jovenel Moïse is avoiding public appearances. And dozens of people from political parties old and new are vying to become the country's next leader...
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A couple prepare ballots for the general election at a polling station in northern Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Voters in Kosovo were electing a new parliament Sunday amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. Some 1.9 million eligible voters started to cast their ballots to elect 120 lawmakers in the Balkan nation that became independent from Serbia in 2008. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 06, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo voted for a new parliament Sunday amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. Voters were electing 120 lawmakers in the Balkan nation, which became independent from Serbia in 2008. The snap vote comes after the outgoing prime minister...
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People pack Lavery Brewing Co. to hear Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke during a town hall event Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in Erie, Pa. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 2:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says President Donald Trump should resign as Congress begins an impeachment investigation. O'Rourke said Saturday there shouldn't be a fear of an impeachment probe intensifying partisan divisions. The former Texas congressman said...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 26, 2019 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government amid political deadlock that emerged from this month's repeat elections, which had no clear winner. He now has up to six weeks to attempt to resolve the...
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Benny Gantz's Blue and White has pledged not to sit in the same government as Netanyahu, as the long-serving Israeli leader is expected to face indictment in a slew of corruption scandals. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive national election. But with both men demanding to be prime minister, there were no signs they could break the deadlock...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, follows Spain's King Felipe VI into a meeting at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019. Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. (Ballesteros, Pool photo via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 8:18 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister asked voters Wednesday for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties in parliament that "when we will be forced back to the...
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz and his wife Revital vote in Rosh Haayin, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 17, 2019 - 8:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is proposing policies including pension hikes and rent controls in a bid to win parliamentary support for a new term as prime minister, but seems likely to face a new election as he rules out a coalition with an important far-left ally. The caretaker prime minister needs the parliamentary votes of the anti-austerity Podemos (We Can) to stay in office, but its leaders say Sánchez needs to include them in his new cabinet. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file)
September 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can win enough parliamentary support to be able to form a government. Pedro Sanchez made the announcement Tuesday after King Felipe VI announced that he had failed to find a party candidate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is proposing policies including pension hikes and rent controls in a bid to win parliamentary support for a new term as prime minister, but seems likely to face a new election as he rules out a coalition with an important far-left ally. The caretaker prime minister needs the parliamentary votes of the anti-austerity Podemos (We Can) to stay in office, but its leaders say Sánchez needs to include them in his new cabinet. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file)
September 12, 2019 - 5:27 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI will meet with leaders of the country's political parties to determine if there is a viable candidate who could receive the endorsement of parliament to form a government and avoid a second national election this year. The royal house announced Thursday that the...
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