Croatian movie director Dario Jurican announced last week that he has officially changed his name to Milan Bandic - the name of the current mayor of the country’s capital of Zagreb - and that he will run for presidential at elections in December, Croatian News AgencyHINA reported.
Like its neighbor to the south, Canada has become a target of foreign actors hoping to influence its national elections, a Toronto Star and Buzzfeed News investigation revealed Tuesday.
Only 21.6 % of eligible Albanians decided to cast their ballots on Sunday after the main opposition party announced it will boycott the local elections in protest of corruption and organized crime which it blames the ruling Socialist Party, SP, and Prime Minister Edi Rama for.
The Sudanse prosecutor’s office charged Former President Omar al-Bashir with corruption on Thursday, a month after he was charged over his involvement in the death of protesters who plagued his administration before his overthrow.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, whom former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev picked as his successor when he stepped down at the beginning of this year, was sworn in on Wednesday after mass arrests and vote-rigging concerns marked his Sunday election victory.
A study published this month examining illicit election strategies in Hungary concluded that multiple forms of electoral clientelism—a quid pro quo of votes for a politician’s favor—were at play in that country’s 2014 parliamentary elections.
Political parties in South Africa have called for investigations into former president Jacob Zuma after an explosive report published Sunday alleged that Zuma stashed millions of dollars belonging to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in a bunker at his private home, known as the Nkandla homestead.
The European Commission announced this week it will cut its financial assistance to Moldova by US$22.7 million per year for both 2017 and 2018 due to concerns over the erosion of the rule of law and the weakening of democracy in the Eastern European nation.
Brazil’s federal police filed a report Wednesday requesting corruption charges to be raised against President Michel Temer, which could lead to his suspension from office, the Associated Press reports.
The government of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is more oppressive than that of Soviet-era Hungary, Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros said in a video message on Friday, according to The New York Times.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday made his first appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his family’s offshore properties in connection with an April 20 Supreme Court decision related to the Panama papers leak.
With campaigning in full swing in Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of October 2 elections for mayors and municipal chiefs, posters bearing the portraits of hundreds of candidates are festooned across the country.
Over a third of major donors to Russia’s ruling party have received state contracts reaching into hundreds of millions and even billions of rubles, Russian electoral monitoring NGO Golos (Voice) reported Thursday.
A former member of Romania’s parliament was sentenced this week to two years in prison for attempting to bribe voters with 60 tons of chicken, reported national press agency AGERPRES.
Shortly after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued a largely positive statement praising yesterday's parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, three of the mission's 28 members took the dramatic step to publish a critical counter-statement.
Chaos reigned this week in the aftermath of two key polls in Bulgaria in which senior politicians alleged widespread foul play and vote-counters complained of being held hostage for up to 48 hours.
Opposition parties in Russia have been left crying foul after regional polls on Sunday as independent election watchdogs recorded several instances of electoral fraud.
Convicted drug trafficker Elvis Rroshi has won a second term as mayor of Albania’s Kavaja municipality, near the capital Tirana.
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Preliminary results of Moldova’s Nov. 30 national elections show the outcome tipping toward parties in favor of closer ties with the European Union (EU) – if they can put aside their differences to form a coalition.
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