ISTANBUL, June 24: Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.

JAKARTA, May 23: The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.

LONDON, May 18: The British government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to MPs again next month, the Labour Party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Saturday.

NEW DELHI, May 12: Voters in Delhi and elsewhere in India’s north lined up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the second-to-last round of a seven-phase general election, with the opposition seeking a united stand to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second term.

NEW DELHI, April 23: Voting began in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election on Tuesday, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and Kerala, where opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting.

LONDON, April 2: British lawmakers on Monday voted to turn down all the four proposed Brexit options on the table, the second time since Friday that none of MPs' proposed Brexit options wins clear backing in the House of Commons.

On March 27, MPs were given the chance to vote on eight alternatives to May's negotiated deal with the EU and 'take back control' of the Brexit process. Underlining the deep divisions and current disarray in the House of Commons, they failed completely to grab any of the initiative which had been dangled in front of them by Speaker John Bercow in allowing the votes to take place.

As suggested in a Monmouth University Poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is leading the pack of declared Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 19 : Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country’s 34 provinces.

SKOPJE, Sept 30: Macedonians were deciding Sunday on their country's future, voting in a referendum on whether to accept a landmark deal ending a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece by changing their country's name to North Macedonia, paving the way to NATO membership.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration’s “abuses of power” and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November’s elections.

PHNOM PEHN, July 29: With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades.

ISLAMABAD, July 27: Cricket hero Imran Khan has swept to an emphatic victory in a disputed Pakistan election, official figures showed Friday, but without a majority he will need to enter a coalition to take power in the nuclear-armed country.

ISLAMABAD, July 26: Pakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

KATHMANDU, July 12: As consensus appears elusive among the aspirants for the post of parliamentary party (PP) leader in the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), the party is set to elect its PP leader through election on Saturday.

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Mariano Rajoy has been ousted as Spain’s prime minister after the country’s parliament voted that it had no confidence in his government.

DUBLIN, May 26: Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9: Malaysians flocked to vote in a fiercely contested election Wednesday that pits an opposition led by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose reputation has been battered by corruption allegations and an unpopular sales tax.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The House of Representatives has extended thanks to President Bidya Devi Bhandari for her address to a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and National Assembly of the first convention under the Federal Parliament.

CAIRO, March 26: Polls opened on Monday in Egypt’s presidential election with the outcome — a second, four-year term for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi — a foregone conclusion in a vote critics see as a sign the country is sliding back to the authoritarian rule that had prevailed since the 1950s.

WASHINGTON, Mar 25: In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure the voting rights of Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  The Supreme Court of Nepal on Wednesday issued a directive order in the name of Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) and other ministries concerned including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Election Commission regarding the External Voting Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers.

MOSCOW, March 19: Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.”

Vote counting begins

March 13, 2018 16:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: The counting of the votes of the Presidential election has begun at New Baneshwar on Tuesday afternoon.

BUTWAL, Mar 12: Province-5 Chief Minister (CM) Shankar Pokharel on Sunday secured a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly with a two-thirds majority.

KATHMANDU Mar 11: Out of  268 present in the session, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has secured 208 votes of confidence from the House of Representatives on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is likely to win a vote of confidence from parliament with more than a two-thirds majority after few minutes.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The Left Alliance has directed all parliamentarians to cast their votes in favor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Chief Minister of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel is seeking vote of confidence at 1 PM today in the provincial assembly meeting.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), two Madhes-based parties in parliament, have hinted at supporting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as he seeks a vote of confidence in the House.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is likely to win a vote of confidence from parliament on Sunday with more than a two-thirds majority.

POKHARA, Mar 9: With 41 votes, Chief Minister of Province 4 Prithivi Subba Gurung secured a comfortable vote of confidence in province assembly on Friday.

CM to seek vote of confidence today

March 9, 2018 11:03 am

POKHARA, Mar 9: Prithvi Subba Gurung, Chief Minister of Province 4 will seek vote of confidence at 1 PM today, the Secretariat of Provincial Assembly said.

DHANGADHI, Mar 7: Province 7 Chief Minister (CM) Trilochan Bhatta has comfortably secured a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly. In the voting held at the provincial assembly meeting on Tuesday, 38 provincial assembly members voted for him while 10 voted against him

DHANGADHI, March 6: The Chief Minister of Province-7 has gained the vote of confidence, thereby securing the leadership as per Article 168 (4) of the Constitution.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli would be seeking a vote of confidence from the Federal Parliament on March 11.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27:  Province 6 Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has secured 32 votes in his favor while six lawmakers voted against him.

Vladimir Putin's election supporters are using provocative pictures of female models in underwear in the latest bizarre tactic to fend off apathy in next month's Russian presidential poll.

DHANUSHA, Feb 22: Province-2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut is seeking a vote of confidence from the Provicial Parliament today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has to win a vote of confidence from  parliament within a month of his appointment to the post, the first cabinet meeting of his government is expected to recommend to the president to   summon the first session of  the new parliament.

NA election vote counting begins

February 7, 2018 17:37 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 7:  Vote Counting has begun for the polls to elect National Assembly members held on Wednesday.

UML to pick chief ministers by vote

January 31, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The CPN-UML has decided to end the dispute over the chief ministerial (CM) posts in Province 1, 3 and 4 through internal race after a meeting of the party's top guns failed to pick three names from among a long list of hopefuls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The CPN-UML is planning to go to elections to select the parliamentary party leaders for three provinces, who would be party's natural heir to the chief ministerial portfolio, f the current efforts to pick candidates through consensus fail to make headway.

CHITWAN, Dec 22: Hinting that the parties may eventually reach a consensus on the single transferable vote system, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the international practice is to make the upper house proportionate and inclusive.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Acting on a writ petition, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Election Commission (EC) and the returning officers to submit votes cast in the elections and other documents in relation to parliamentary elections in Sankhuwasabha.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The CPN (Maoist Center), the main alliance partner of the CPN-UML, has expressed dissatisfaction at the rigid stance of the UML against the single transferable voting system to pick members of the upper house.

PR vote counting concludes

December 18, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday concluded the counting of Proportional Representation (PR) votes cast in the parliamentary and provincial polls held recently. Poll results show the CPN-UML, which bagged the most seats under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system, got the highest number of votes under the PR category as well.

Vote counting concludes under PR system

December 17, 2017 14:29 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Vote counting for Proportional Representation electoral system under Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies concluded on Sunday.