elections http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20268/all en Mexico’s drug war gets political http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexico%E2%80%99s-drug-war-gets-political A wave of killings in the lead up to a gubernatorial election in the native state of Mexican President Felipe Calderon raise the specter of the relentless drug war becoming more political. Altogether there have been more than 20 murders during the campaigns for the Nov. 13 vote in Michoacan, in which the president’s own sister, Luisa Maria Calderon, is leading the race.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexico%E2%80%99s-drug-war-gets-political" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drug war elections Mexico michoacan Mexico Que pasa Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:41:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5680254 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu triumphs in Likud leadership vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-triumphs <p> While general elections are slated to take place in late 2013, Netanyahu may plump for an early contest to take advantage of high popularity ratings and try to win a second term before US presidential elections in November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-triumphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Israel and Palestine Middle East Elections Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:18:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689843 at http://www.globalpost.com French election favorite François Hollande flour-bombed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120201/french-election-favorite-francois-hollande-flour-bombed <p> The attacker, who claims that police are monitoring her movements and her life has been threatened, ran onto the podium where Hollande was standing to sign a &ldquo;social contract&rdquo; and threw flour on him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120201/french-election-favorite-francois-hollande-flour-bombed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe France Politics Elections France Europe Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:16:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689941 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo President Joseph Kabila's party loses seats: results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120202/congo-president-joseph-kabilas-party-loses-seats-results <p> The outcome could weaken Kabila&rsquo;s control over the central African country and make it harder for him to pass legislation and constitutional reforms to further consolidate his position.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120202/congo-president-joseph-kabilas-party-loses-seats-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Democratic Republic of Congo elections Elections Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:57:29 +0000 Luke Browne 5690035 at http://www.globalpost.com Donald Trump to make an endorsement announcement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120202/donald-trump-endorse-newt-gingrich-reports Reality TV show host and business magnate Donald Trump will endorse a GOP presidential bid today, just days before Republicans in Nevada head to the polls to choose who is best equipped to take on President Obama in November’s election.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120202/donald-trump-endorse-newt-gingrich-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections elections United States Americas Elections United States Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5690079 at http://www.globalpost.com Donald Trump changes tune and endorses Mitt Romney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/donald-trump-changes-tune-and-endorses-romney <p> Speaking at a packed news conference yesterday in his Las Vegas hotel, and flanked by Romney and his wife, Ann, Trump said: &ldquo;Mitt is tough, he&rsquo;s sharp, he&rsquo;s smart. He&rsquo;s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/donald-trump-changes-tune-and-endorses-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections elections Politics United States Americas Elections Politics United States Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:34:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690270 at http://www.globalpost.com Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard set for showdown over leadership of Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120224/kevin-rudd-and-julia-gillard-set-showdown-over-leadership-australia <p> &ldquo;I want to finish the job the Australian people elected me to do when they elected me to become prime minister,&rdquo; Rudd told reporters in Brisbane just hours after returning from the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120224/kevin-rudd-and-julia-gillard-set-showdown-over-leadership-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific elections Politics Elections Asia-Pacific Politics Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:28:57 +0000 Luke Browne 5693337 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands form anti-Putin human chain around Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120226/thousands-form-anti-putin-human-chain-around-moscow <p> Protesters braved freezing snowy weather and linked hands around the capital, bearing white balloons and flowers and wearing white scarves and ribbons to symbolize the biggest opposition demonstrations since Putin took power 12 years ago</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120226/thousands-form-anti-putin-human-chain-around-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe Politics Russia Elections Europe Politics Russia Sun, 26 Feb 2012 17:15:37 +0000 Luke Browne 5693536 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegalese opposition leader says run-off vote 'inevitable’ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/senegal/120227/senegalese-opposition-leader-says-run-vote-inevitable <p> With 10 percent of the ballots counted, Wade is estimated to have secured just 24 percent of the vote, with his nearest challenger out of a total of 13 candidates winning 21 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/senegal/120227/senegalese-opposition-leader-says-run-vote-inevitable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa elections Politics Senegal Elections Politics Senegal Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:20:45 +0000 Luke Browne 5693693 at http://www.globalpost.com French presidential candidate Francois Hollande vows 75% tax rate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120228/french-presidential-candidate-francois-hollande-vows-75-tax <p> Hollande said the tax was &ldquo;sending out a message of social cohesion,&rdquo; adding that it was simply a case of &ldquo;patriotism to accept to pay extra tax to get the country back on its feet again.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120228/french-presidential-candidate-francois-hollande-vows-75-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe France Politics Elections France Europe Politics Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:31:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693831 at http://www.globalpost.com Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld running for German presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120228/nazi-hunter-beate-klarsfeld-running-german-presidency <p> Beate Klarsfeld, who spent decades fighting fascism and tracking down Nazis, will run against favorite Joachim Gauck in the race for the German presidency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120228/nazi-hunter-beate-klarsfeld-running-german-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe Germany Politics Elections Europe Germany Politics Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:01:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693879 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal elections: official results confirm run-off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/senegal/120229/senegal-elections-official-results-confirm-run <p> Senegal is to hold a second round of presidential elections after incumbent Abdoulaye Wade failed to win outright, election officials confirmed late Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/senegal/120229/senegal-elections-official-results-confirm-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa elections Politics Senegal Elections Politics Senegal Thu, 01 Mar 2012 01:02:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5694155 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovakia votes in early elections with left tipped to win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120310/slovakia-votes-early-elections-left-tipped-win <p> About 300 anti-corruption protesters clashed with police in the capital, Bratislava, on Friday, calling on Slovaks not to vote for any of the established political parties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120310/slovakia-votes-early-elections-left-tipped-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe Politics Slovakia Elections Europe Politics Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:57:12 +0000 Luke Browne 5695531 at http://www.globalpost.com Leftist party wins Slovakia parliamentary election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120312/leftist-party-wins-slovakia-parliamentary-election <p> The weekend&#39;s results mark the first time since Slovakia gained independence in 1993 that a political party has won enough seats to rule without a coalition partner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120312/leftist-party-wins-slovakia-parliamentary-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe Politics Slovakia Elections Europe Politics Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:11:43 +0000 Luke Browne 5695638 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood names Khairat al-Shatir as presidential candidate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120331/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-names-khairat-al-shatir-president <p> The Muslim Brotherhood&#39;s decision to field Khairat al-Shatir reverses a pledge made earlier by the group&rsquo;s leaders not to contest the presidential election in May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120331/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-names-khairat-al-shatir-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt elections Middle East Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:28:15 +0000 Luke Browne 5698699 at http://www.globalpost.com