Conservatives took two council seats from Liberal Democrats and one from independent in the latest local by-elections.
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Proof of identity should be required from voters before they can vote at a polling station, just as people provide ID to collect a parcel, Electoral Commission Chair Sir John Holmes has said.
A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and 150 pro-democracy public figures have urged voters to boycott the March presidential election, saying it amounts to “absurdity bordering on madness”.
Ukip attracted just 24 votes in the only council by-election taking place this week after the local party withdrew from the campaign amid the row over Henry Bolton’s leadership.
Venezuela’s constitutional assembly has ordered presidential elections by April 30 as the ruling socialist party seeks to consolidate its grip on power amid a worsening economic crisis.
Egypt’s military has arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, levelling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race.
Iraq’s parliament has approved May 12 as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country’s Sunni community to delay the vote until the return of nearly three million people displaced by the fight against the Islamic State group.
Conservatives defeated Labour to take a council seat in the latest local by-elections by 276 votes.
Russia’s main independent polling agency has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions.
Czech President Milos Zeman has failed to win re-election during the first round of voting on Saturday and will face a run-off election in two weeks against the former head of the country’s Academy of Sciences.
Voters may be more likely to switch their vote from Democrat to Republican if it rains, research has shown.
The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has claimed victory for the separatist bloc in the regional election.
Voters are returning to the polls in Catalonia on Thursday in a regional election called by the Spanish government as a way out of the area’s political crisis.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he is confident he could beat President Vladimir Putin in a fair election.
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.
Labour's national body has rejected an alliance with the Conservatives and independents at Aberdeen City Council, paving the way for the SNP to form a minority administration in Aberdeen today.
The structure of Aberdeen City Council remains uncertain after talks failed to resolve the stalemate at Marischal College.
Aberdeen city council's Liberal Democrat group has called on parties to "work together" in the new council term, despite the SNP saying it has "no intention" of entering an agreement with the Conservatives.