Egypt s president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week's election, a.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 3rd, 2018

Egypt s Sisi sweeps vote with 97 percent, though turnout was down

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has secured a second term with 97 percent of valid votes, according to official results announced Monday, April 2 at an election last week that saw him face no serious rivals. The head of the election authority Lasheen Ibrahim said at a press ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives president-elect

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The shock winner of the Maldives' leadership vote was declared president-elect on Saturday, September 29, with election authorities saying they received death threats to delay the final announcement of strongman Abdulla Yameen's decisive loss. Common opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won last week's election with 58.4 percent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Leftist Obrador wins Mexican presidency in landslide victory

MEXICO CITY -- Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters’ anger over endemic corruption and brutal violence.The sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as “AMLO” won 53 percent of the vote, according to an official projection of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidential Election

Incumbent Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won in the country’s presidential election, according to results voiced on television by National Electoral Council’s head Tibisay Lucena. According to Lucena, over 90 percent of voting ballots have been processed. Maduro secured over 5.8 million votes and his closest contender Henri Falcon received 1.8 million votes. “This tendency has […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Egypt’s Sisi wins second term

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept to a second term with 97 percent of valid votes, official results showed on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), dominating an election last week that saw him face no serious rivals. The head of the election authority Lasheen Ibrahim said at a press conference that turnout was 41.05 percent [...] The post Egypt’s Sisi wins second term appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Putin wins Russia polls

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67 percent of the vote, the central election commission said on Monday. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best ever performance in Sunday’s polls, electoral officials said with 99.8 percent of ballots counted. AFP AFP/CC The post Putin wins Russia polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Fil-Am Gina Ortiz Jones wins primary in Texas, faces May runoff

  WASHINGTON Filipina American congressional candidate in Texas, Gina Ortiz Jones won Tuesday night's primary (Feb. 6), but having fallen short of 51 percent, she must face fellow Democrat Rick Trevino in a May runoff. Whoever wins the May runoff will go up againstRep. Will Hurd (R) in November. With 41 percent of the vote, Ortiz Jones defeated her four opponents, with Trevino coming in second at 17 percent. Ortiz Jones is a former Air Force intelligence officer who served in Iraq under President George W. Bush. She was a top director in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama. Her congressional bid is her first time running for o...Keep on reading: Fil-Am Gina Ortiz Jones wins primary in Texas, faces May runoff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Lenin Moreno headed for victory amid opposition fraud claims – The Guardian

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate appeared to be heading for victory in a presidential run-off that would cement the country’s reputation as a bastion of the Latin American left and provide breathing space for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. However, the narrow 51% to 49% lead for Lenin Moreno was contested by the opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, prompting fears for heightened political tension in the days ahead. With 96% of votes counted on Sunday night, Moreno, who was a former vice-president under outgoing president Rafael Correa, seemed to be on course to beat Lasso, a 61-year-old former banker. The head of Ecuador’s electoral council, Juan Pablo Pozo, called on the opposition candidate to recognise the results. “Ecuador deserves the ethical responsibility from its political actors to recognise the democratic decision made by the people at the ballot box,” Pozo said. However, Lasso, who earlier had claimed victory based on three exit polls that showed him leading by as much as six points, pointed to irregularities and demanded a recount. “This is very sickening. We’re not going to allow it,” he said, calling on supporters to protest the results peacefully but firmly. “They’ve crossed a line, which is pretending to abuse the people’s will” and install an “illegitimate” government, Lasso said. Several thousand of his supporters picketed the electoral council headquarters on Sunday night chanting: “We don’t want fraud, we want democracy.” Meanwhile, Moreno appeared on a stage flanked by outgoing president Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas, the vice-president, as thousands of supporters waved flags in the lime-green colours of the Alianza País coalition and cumbia music blasted into the night. Moreno called for dialogue with the opposition, saying: “We know how to hear the criticisms. Let’s work together in peace and harmony. Dancing in the crowd, Marisol Jaramillo, 34, an agricultural worker said “Now the revolution will continue, life has changed for us over the last 10 years and want the progress to carry on.” For the country’s 15 million population, at stake was whether to continue the redistributive policies of the ruling party, which won the previous three elections under Rafael Correa, including reduced poverty and improved access to education and healthcare. Correa’s administration had also been criticised for media censorship, corruption and abandoning many of its environmental promises. The alternative offered by Lasso was a pro-business, pro-austerity programme that promised tax cuts and more jobs, though Lasso was plagued with accusations of tax avoidance through dozens of offshore accounts. He also promised to ask Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London within a month of securing a mandate because he said the asylum granted to the WikiLeaks founder was posing a burden on the country’s taxpayers. Assange is reportedly sufficiently concerned to have instructed lawyers in Quito in case Lasso wins. The election will also have regional ramifications. Should a Moreno victory be confirmed, it would cement Ecuador’s reputation as a bastion of the left in Latin America. Should he lose, it will be taken as another sign of the region’s retreating “pink wave”, following defeats for the left in an Argentinian election and a Bolivian referendum, plus the impeachment and ousting of Workers’ party president Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. With the stakes high in Ecuador, there were accusations of vote-rigging and other dubious practices during the first round, which was delayed because the result was close, though independent observers from the Union of South American Nations said there was no evidence of fraud and praised the election process as transparent. The foreign minister, Guillaume Long, urged all involved not to discredit the process for political reasons. “It’s important that all sides accept the results that will be issued by the electoral authorities and show their democratic commitment without throwing around other false allegations or claiming that any defeat is due to irregularities,” he told the Guardian. Earlier in the day, Moreno voted at a polling station in the middle-class Rumipampa neighbourhood of Quito, while his supporters gathered outside chanting: “You can see it, you can feel it, Lenin president.” Moreno called for the election to be peaceful process. “Let the people make their decision,” he said. As police formed a cordon to hold back the throng, voters – many of them supporters of opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso – protested that they could not enter the polling station to vote, as Moreno sympathisers jeered. “I voted for Lasso, I voted for a change,” Maria Jose Maldonado, 33, a business administrator told the Guardian. “We don’t want a dictatorship we don’t want our freedom taken away, we don’t want to be like Venezuela,” she said, alluding to the move by the supreme court in Caracas to take over legislative powers in the opposition-controlled Venezuelan congress last week. Casting his vote in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, Lasso said: “This is a crucial day, this isn’t any election, here there’s a path; there’s a path to Venezuela or a path to democracy and freedom.” At the polling station in Quito where Moreno voted, Nora Molina, 57, said she voted for him because “we have made a lot of progress in the last 10 years and we want it to continue”. Voting with her young children, Patricia Romero, 37, said she backed Moreno: “I would like him to continue with the revolution which has helped us and he is genuinely concerned for the people.” Carlos Muso, a 54-year-old taxi driver, said he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2017

PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak

The Philippines has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) despite rights groups' complaints that a government widely condemned internationally for a brutal war on drugs doesn't belong in a group meant to call out abuses. The country's election on Friday through an uncontested balloting in the UN General Assembly "puts pressure" on the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to "address numerous allegations of rights violations," the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said. Fierce lobbying ahead of the vote by Iceland against Manila's inclusion fell short with the Philippines making it to the 47-member council along with 17 other new members. Malac...Keep on reading: PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Malaysia s Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (UPDATED) – Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election on Saturday, October 13, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection. Figures from the Election Commission showed he got more than 71 percent of the total votes cast ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

BBM dili na makaapas ni VP Leni

Nagtuo ang kampo ni Vice President Leni Robredo nga wala nay tsansa nga makakuha pa og igong mga boto si dating Senator Bongbong Marcos aron mapaboran ang iyang electoral protest sa nahimong resulta sa 2016 vice-presidential election. Matud ni Romulo Macalintal, abogado ni Robredo, kini tungod sa pagdawat sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal sa 25-percent shading… link: BBM dili na makaapas ni VP Leni.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Supreme Court ruling on shading threshold favors Leni Robredo

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has dropped the 50 percent shading threshold in the manual recount of votes as sought by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Electoral tribunal grants Robredo plea for 25% shading threshold in vote recount

THE Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) granted a petition by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to lower the ballot shading threshold to 25 percent in the recount of votes from the 2016 elections. “From the foregoing, for purposes of the 2016 elections, the fifty percent (50%) shading threshold was no longer applied. It is likewise [...] The post Electoral tribunal grants Robredo plea for 25% shading threshold in vote recount appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan --- Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country's peaceful transfer of power to its new government after a turbulent election campaign. His appointment further cements the ruling party's power after controversial polls in July -- which were tainted by claims of military meddling and ballot rigging -- saw former cricket champion Imran Khan elected prime minister. Arif Alvi, a close ally of Khan and one of the founders of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, becomes Pakistan's 13th president, replacing Mamnoon Hussain. A vote this week saw him elected by more than a thousand lawmakers ...Keep on reading: Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Lula candidacy shot down

The UN said the former President should be allowed to organize and campaign, even from jail BRASILIA — A majority of Brazil’s top electoral court rejected Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country’s upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he cannot participate in October’s critical election. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday, August 26 after winning a bitterly contested election that marked the country's first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted from power. Mnangagwa, whose victory in the July 30 polls was challenged by the main opposition, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Robredo finds ally in former SolGen Hilbay

Vice President Leni Robredo found an ally in former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay about President Duterte’s remark he will resign if former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wins his election protest against her. Robredo finds ally in former SolGen Hilbay Vice President Leni Robredo found an ally in former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay about President Duterte’s… link: Robredo finds ally in former SolGen Hilbay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Marcos replacing Duterte? Not a shocker, but 'NeverAgain

MANILA, Philippines – It appears no one was surprised when Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque declared Thursday, August 16, that President Rodrigo Duterte would resign if former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins his election protest. After all, Duterte and Marcos are known allies, and the President himself said way back ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Bongbong Marcos, imported Galunggong, PH beats Kazakhstan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte will likely step down if former senator Bongbong Marcos wins his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo. United States Defense Assistant Secretary Randall Schriver warns the Philippines against buying military equipment from Russia. Ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines urges its riders to avoid bookings along EDSA during rush hour, with the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins election protest

MANILA, Philippines – If former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte will likely step down.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this was the logical "conclusion" one would make from Duterte's recent statements that he was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018