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Sri Lanka: Campaigning for parliamentary polls to end today

Election commission has said all types of campaign activities, including meetings, distributing handbills, displaying posters, and  banners will not be permitted during the ‘silent period’ which comes into effect 48 hours before the election. Around 1.6 crore voters will be eligible to exercise their franchise to elect a 225-member parliament. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Campaigning heats up for general elections

 This will be the first major election in the region since COVID outbreak and around 1.6 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect a 225 member parliament. The attendance at election meetings have been restricted to 500 and candidates are using social media, advertisements, distribution of leaflets ... Read More »

Trump says he doesn’t want to delay 2020 election

“I want an election and a result, much, much more than you,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I don’t want to delay. I want to have the election. But I also don’t want to have to wait three months and then find out that the ballots are all ... Read More »

Poll temperatures rise in election bound states

Congress also released its poll manifesto for Chhattisgarh assembly polls. Party has promised loan waiver for farmers within ten days if voted to power. It has also promised a pension for farmers above 60 years of age. Besides, the manifesto also talks about providing 35 kg rice per month at ... Read More »

Election Dates In Rajasthan, 3 Other States To Be Announced Today

The Election Commission will today announce the dates of the assembly elections in four states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram. The election date in Telangana is also likely to be announced today, according to sources. The Model Code of Conduct will come into force as soon as the announcement is made ... Read More »

Counting in DUSU election underway

On Wednesday, amid heavy police presence and some last-minute attempts to woo voters, the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls went off peacefully with around 44.46 per cent voter turnout till 7.30 pm. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges, where as many as 1.35 lakh voters have ... Read More »

Sweden votes for parliamentary election

 With ballots in more than 95 percent of districts counted, the Social Democrats were on course to win 28.3 percent of the votes, down from 31 percent in the 2014 elections. The Sweden Democrats remain the third-biggest party — failing to overtake the Moderates who were credited with 19.8 percent ... Read More »

Zimbabweans begin voting in first election since Mugabe’s removal

The hotly-anticipated election pits the new look ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front under Emmerson Mnangagwa against at least fifty other parties, although the main challenge is expected to come from an alliance led by Nelson Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Both men have been campaigning hard across the length and ... Read More »

Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as president

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).  The stakes were particularly high as the new president will be the ... Read More »

Karnataka election: All eyes on Governor as parties hold meetings

All eyes are now on Governor Vajubhai Vala who will have to decide whether to call BJP to try to form the government or go with the JD(S)-Congress combine, which together have a clear majority in the 224-member Assembly. Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the victory in Karnataka ... Read More »

Karnataka election results: Counting of votes underway

Except for candidates, agents who have authorised passes from respective political parties and media persons, the counting centres will be out of bounds for the public. The counting of votes in the May 12 elections to 222 of the 224 assembly constituencies began at 8 am. Polling for R R Nagar ... Read More »

Karnataka election results: Counting of votes begins

Except for candidates, agents who have authorised passes from respective political parties and media persons, the counting centres will be out of bounds for the public. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expressed confidence that Congress will get absolute majority and he will win from both the constituencies, he contested from. Reacting ... Read More »

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Polling stations opened around the conflict-scarred nation under tight security as the jihadists still pose a major security threat despite a sharp fall in violence. The ballot comes with tensions surging between key players Iran and the United States over the nuclear deal, sparking fears of a destabilising power struggle ... Read More »