Businessman Sean Gallagher and Senator Joan Freeman have secured nominations to challenge in Ireland’s presidential election.
Sweden has woken up to the prospect of weeks of political uncertainty after the country’s two rival blocs failed to secure a clear governing majority in the general election.
Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, preliminary results showed.
Ireland’s presidential election is to be held on October 26, it has been confirmed.
Malians have voted in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in the sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence.
Householders in the north-east have responded well to calls urging them to fill in canvass information online.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Monday’s election as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
Former cricket star Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistan’s parliamentary election and vowed to run the country “as it has never before been run” by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the US that was not “one-sided”.
Cricket star turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory for his party in Pakistan’s elections.
Votes are being counted in Pakistan following an election marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.
Pakistanis have voted for a new government that will face challenges of a crumbling economy and ongoing bloodshed by militants, whose latest attack saw a suicide bomber kill 31 people outside a polling station.
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed at least 31 people outside a busy polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta, casting a dark shadow on a historic day as people cast their votes in national elections.
Residents in the north-east are being urged to carefully fill in electoral forms being sent out this week.
Mexicans are heading to the ballot box in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end business as usual in a country weary of spiralling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians.
Facebook says it is making progress weeding out fake accounts and fake news on its service.
Politicians from across the House of Commons have been airing their concerns over the use of Facebook data by the company Cambridge Analytica, which has boasted about using personal information to target voters during elections.
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Voters may be more likely to switch their vote from Democrat to Republican if it rains, research has shown.
A University rector election has been thrown into doubt over a complaint of irregularities in the campaigning process.
Twitter has banned Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on the social media platform.
Kenyans are voting in an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga amid fears the east African economic hub’s poll battle could spark deadly ethnic violence.
More than 1,830 postal votes will be issued on Friday for the forthcoming Moray Council by-election, representing an increase of 3.2% over council elections in May.
Four candidates will contest next month's by-election after a councillor stood down less than a week into being elected.
Theresa May's gamble of calling a snap election looks to have backfired spectacularly, according to an exit poll which indicates she could lose her Commons majority.
No matter what the result is of the General Election, for some MPs it will be the end of the line as they lose their jobs in a very public manner.
Jeremy Corbyn has announced that Lyn Brown will stand in for Diane Abbott as shadow home secretary for the period of her ill health.
A local authority has been urged to improve access to polling stations following complaints that disabled and some elderly people were unable to vote during recent elections.
A lot has been said in the last 48 hours or so about the Aberdeen City Council coalition deal agreed by the Scottish Conservatives, Labour and the Independent Alliance.
Labour leader Kezia Dugdale slams councillors for doing deal with Tories as SNP left frustrated in chamber
Scottish Labour's leader has told Aberdeen councillors suspended from her party that their job is to "defend public services" and not "about positions or gold medals around the necks".
Former council leader Barney Crockett has been appointed Lord Provost of Aberdeen and Jenny Laing has been named Aberdeen's Council leader.