Parliamentary elections

In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, opposition activist and former lawmaker Bader al-Dahoum speaks during a protest near Kuwait's parliament in Kuwait City, Kuwait. A pending court case in Kuwait against dozens of politicians, activists and others stemming from the country’s 2011 Arab Spring protests represents a rare crackdown on dissent in what is relatively the most politically open country among the Gulf Arab states. The posters displayed show some of those detained with the hashtag in Arabic reading, "With Heads Held High." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 19, 2018 - 7:50 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison. The rallies, just across the street from Kuwait's...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 2:08 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period of decline and division under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, a...
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Australian Deputy Prime Minster Barnaby Joyce, second from left, sits with colleagues including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, during a session in the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Joyce survived a Parliamentary vote that threatened his political career after the opposition Labor Party called on Turnbull to fire his deputy for breaching standards of behavior demanded of government ministers. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 15, 2018 - 12:04 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister withstood a parliamentary vote Thursday that would have called for his firing after revelations of a relationship with a former staffer and a free-residence deal with a wealthy political donor. But Barnaby Joyce will take...
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South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation and press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he will resign 'with immediate effect' (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 14, 2018 - 6:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa's biggest economies. The resignation...
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures as he addresses the nation and press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned "with immediate effect." The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 14, 2018 - 5:58 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallying his support base, dispatching lawyers to fend off court challenges and, it is alleged, enabling his corrupt associates. Finally, the astute political operator...
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Secretary General of the African National Congress, (ANC) Ace Magashule, makes a statement at a briefing at the ANC headquarters in downtoan Johannesburg, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Magashule said the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 13, 2018 - 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa's biggest economies. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English talks to hundreds of supporters after election results are announced in Auckland, New Zealand. English announced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 he is quitting after losing last year’s election. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
February 12, 2018 - 9:57 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's opposition leader Bill English said Tuesday he would leave Parliament after losing last year's election. The former prime minister told reporters he was resigning as leader of the conservative National Party and leaving Parliament later this month...
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Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi speaks as he attends a TV show in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Berlusconi can’t run for office because of a tax fraud conviction, but three-time former Premier is once playing king-maker on the Italian political scene ahead of the upcoming March 4 general election. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 9:25 am
ROME (AP) — Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi jumped into politics a quarter-century ago vowing to save Italy from the communists. Now he's waging a crusade to keep Italian populists out of the government. To be clear, the 81-year-old Berlusconi cannot seek his fourth premiership or even run for a seat...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:02 am
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The first woman from Pakistan's tiny minority Hindu community is poised to become lawmaker next month, after the country's opposition party nominated her for the upcoming Senate elections, officials said Monday. According to Nasir Shah, the spokesman in the provincial...
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South African President Jacob Zuma leaves parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018. Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appears to be getting closer with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is expected to replace him, saying he anticipates a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with Zuma. (AP Photo/Brenton Geach)
February 07, 2018 - 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on Wednesday as his deputy, who is expected to replace him, said he anticipated a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with the president. Deputy President...
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