Parliamentary elections

A general view of the Parliament at night in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. With Britain's prime minister weakened by a major defeat in Parliament, defiant lawmakers were moving Wednesday to bar Boris Johnson from pursuing a "no-deal" departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 04, 2019 - 4:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's bid to leave the European Union (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to win sufficient parliamentary support for an early national election on Oct. 15. The vote was 298 in favor and 56 opposed, not enough to force the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 it’s time for Britain’s Parliament to once again take center stage _ and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow will don his familiar robes and try to keep “orrrr-duhhh” while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There’s no doubt Bercow will play a pivotal role in coming days, using his considerable authority to shape the debate and the vote that will determine if a “no-deal” Brexit is blocked and a general election will be held. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has taken center stage again — and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow has donned his familiar robes and tried to keep "orrrr-duhhh" while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There's no doubt Bercow,...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska opens a session of the Polish parliament after she was chosen for the post of parliament speaker. Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska currently a deputy parliament speaker, has been chosen as the prime minister candidate of a centrist and pro-European coalition ahead of Poland's parliamentary election on Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz/file)
September 03, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pro-European opposition coalition in Poland announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that its candidate for prime minister as the country heads toward an October election will be a deputy parliamentary speaker, rather than the main opposition leader. The candidacy of Malgorzata...
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Anti Brexit demonstrators gather and march at Parliament Square, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even without a withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 03, 2019 - 11:29 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he has not seen any new British proposals to break the Brexit deadlock. Speaking Tuesday after meeting with his Greek counterpart, Rutte said he spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a week...
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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a meeting of his Cabinet on Monday to weigh a response to the possibility that lawmakers will introduce a measure in House of Commons to block a no-deal Brexit. Speculation abounds that Johnson will call an election soon if he loses the vote in Parliament, but attempt to set a date sometime after the country is set to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 02, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's opponents plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal have published a draft of legislation designed to prevent this from taking place. Labour Party...
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Chairman of right-wing party Alternative for Germany, AfD, Joerg Meuthen, second from right, top candidate Joerg Urban, center, top candidate for the Saxony state elections and board member Beatrix von Storch, left, react after first election results announced in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The citizens of the German states Saxony and Brandenburg elected their new parliament. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their position as the top vote-getters and providing some relief for the national government. Voters in Saxony, a...
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August 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Aug. 29 Associated Press story about the decision to exclude about a dozen independent candidates from running for the city legislature in Moscow lacked some details from the head of Russia's election commission, Ella Pamfilova, about why the candidates were excluded. She said that...
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Anti-Brexit supporters wave flags and hold signs at College Green near the Houses of Parliament in central London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 28, 2019 - 7:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged. Though Johnson...
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Democratic Party whips Graziano Delrio, left, and Andrea Marcucci leave the headquarters of the party to meet the 5-Star Movement delegation on government talks, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ROME (AP) — While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who might lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump cast his vote Tuesday for caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte. A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted that he hoped Conte would...
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Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, talks to the press outside the centre-left party headquarters in Rome, Italy, Monday, Aug. 26 2019. ingaretti challenged the 5-Stars to agree to a government whose planks would be a clear break with those of the coalition that just collapsed. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ROME (AP) — The head of Italy's opposition Democrats said Monday he's "optimistic" a deal can be struck with the populist 5-Star Movement to form a new government that would keep right-wing leader Matteo Salvini out of power. Nicola Zingaretti told reporters that his meeting earlier in the day with...
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