Parliamentary elections

Lawmaker Luis Parra gives a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The previous day, lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro rushed to choose Parra as their new legislative president, while many opposition lawmakers were blocked from entering the voting session. (AP Photo/Andrea Hernandez Briceño)
January 06, 2020 - 7:50 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The would-be new leader of Venezuela's congress dug in Monday against accusations that he facilitated a takeover of the country's last democratic institution by socialist allies of President Nicolás Maduro. Luis Parra insisted that parliamentary rules were followed when he...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Sanchez is not expected to clinch an absolute majority during a first round of voting on Sunday but the Socialists insist they have the votes needed to get the required simple majority in a second vote Tuesday to put Sanchez back in the Moncloa Palace. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 05, 2020 - 3:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s interim Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has two opportunities to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a left-wing coalition government. Sánchez is proposing a coalition government of his Socialist Party and the anti-austerity United We Can party. It would be...
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Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont, center, shows his accreditation badge as he stands next to former Catalan regional minister Antoni Comin outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. In a potentially stinging reversal for Spanish justice authorities, the European Union's top court ruled that a former Catalan official serving a prison sentence for his role in a banned independence referendum two years ago had the right to parliamentary immunity when he was on trial. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 02, 2020 - 10:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The arrest warrant targeting Carles Puigdemont has been suspended by Belgian judicial authorities because of the Catalan separatist leader's immunity as a European lawmaker, his lawyer said Thursday. Paul Bekaert told The Associated Press that the Belgian judge in charge of the case...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
December 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A group of politicians from Britain’s opposition Labour Party have called for “fundamental change” within their party's leadership. The comments follow a parliamentary election earlier this month that gave Labour its worst election defeat since 1935 and made pro-Brexit Prime Minister...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliverers a statement at the airport city in Lod Israel, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 27, 2019 - 9:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. Netanyahu handily...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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December 26, 2019 - 11:12 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s new parliament on Thursday held its first session with no agreement on a government in sight. The two winning political parties have failed to create a coalition, disagreeing on who will get the post of president. The parliament coming out of the Oct. 6 snap general...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Qingdao, China. Uzbeks head to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, for the first time since Shavkat Mirziyoev has been president following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimov. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 22, 2019 - 8:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan are choosing a new parliament in an election that presents no genuine opposition. The vote is the first parliamentary election since the death of longtime strongman leader Ismail Karimov three years ago. But the five parties in Sunday's...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Clashes continued Sunday between Indian police and protesters angered by a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims, as Modi used the rally to defend the legislation, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a "fear psychosis." (AP Photo)
December 22, 2019 - 7:18 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesters angered by India's new citizenship law that excludes Muslims defied a ban against demonstrations on Sunday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the legislation, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a “fear...
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