Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Posted May 08, 2018 08:19:56 Photo: Hezbollah supporters took to the streets to celebrate. (Reuters: Aziz Taher) Related Story: Lebanon’s Prime Minister puts resignation on hold The leader of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group has declared “mission accomplished” after scoring major gains in parliamentary elections, as the main Western-backed faction headed …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls snap elections as state of emergency is extended

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls snap elections as state of emergency is extended

Posted April 19, 2018 09:12:33 Photo: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, says Turkey should leave political uncertainty behind. (AP: Kayhan Ozer/Pool) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called snap elections for June 24, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to the powerful executive …

Salim Mehajer convicted of multiple counts of electoral fraud in 2012 Auburn Council elections

Salim Mehajer convicted of multiple counts of electoral fraud in 2012 Auburn Council elections

Updated April 11, 2018 12:09:50 Salim Mehajer has been convicted of multiple counts of electoral fraud, with a Sydney Magistrate finding he acted in a “joint criminal enterprise” with his sister to influence the 2012 Auburn Council elections. The former deputy mayor of Auburn is currently before Central Local Court …

Cambridge Analytica: Nigeria to probe firm’s alleged involvement in elections

Cambridge Analytica: Nigeria to probe firm’s alleged involvement in elections

Posted April 03, 2018 05:49:21 Nigeria’s Government will investigate allegations of improper involvement by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in the country’s 2007 and 2015 elections, a presidency spokesman says. The UK-based political consultancy is facing allegations it improperly accessed data from Facebook to target voters prior to the US presidential …