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Belarus: Lukashenko says he'll run for president in 2025

Belarus' longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko said he would run for president again in 2025, the country's state news agency BeITA reported Sunday. "Tell them (the exiled opposition) tha...

Belarus: 2024 elections will not be 'free and fair'

On February 25, Belarusians will be electing lawmakers in parliament and local councils across the country — in the first elections in Belarus since the political crisis of 2020. Voters will el...

Putin challenger Nadezhdin submits bid to run in Russian election

Russian presidential hopeful Boris Nadezhdin on Wednesday submitted more than 100,000 signatures from supporters needed to register as a candidate in the upcoming election. The Central Election Commi...

Russian elections: Can Boris Nadezhdin beat Vladimir Putin?

Boris Nadezhdin successfully cleared the first hurdle to running for president when he received permission to collect signatures for his candidacy. He'll need this proof of support to run against ...

Russia: Putin registered as presidential candidate

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been registered as a candidate for the March 15-17 presidential election, the country's Central Election Commission announced on Monday. According to commissi...

By-elections set for five local government positions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By-elections are to be held for five local government positions following Taiwan’s general election on Jan. 13. Representatives cannot hold national and local ele...

Lai Ching-te seeks to move Taiwan forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) pledged to push the country forward upon being officially declared the presidential election winner on Friday (Jan. 19). Lai said he ...

Taiwan presidential candidates to donate election subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will donate NT$160 million (US$5.06 million) in election subsidies, while Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) will let his party ...

Taiwan People’s Party Chair Ko Wen-je rejects rumors about electoral fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large-scale electoral fraud is not possible in Taiwan, Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday (Jan. 17), rejecting allegations by some of h...

Taiwan elects 1st openly LGBTQ+ legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Jie (黃捷) became Taiwan's first openly LGBTQ+ legislator after winning a seat in the Legislative Yuan during the 2024 national elections on Jan. 13. Huang, 30,...

Lai Ching-te victorious in pivotal Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on the Central Election Commission reporting vote totals from over 98% of polling stations as of 8:30 p.m Taipei time, Lai Ching-te (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressi...

Opposition candidates Hou, Ko concede Taiwan election to DPP's Lai Ching-te

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese voters went to the polls on Saturday (Jan. 13) to decide on the country’s leadership for the next four years, electing Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as...

South Taiwan man in hot water for using cell phone at poll station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly Tainan man surnamed Zhang (張) landed himself in trouble by taking his cell phone into the polling station in Annan District's Anfu Village Activity Center o...

Presidential candidates cast ballots as Taiwan election kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three presidential candidates in the 2024 general election cast their ballots early Saturday (Jan. 13) morning as Taiwanese head to the polls to decide the na...

Taiwan legislative candidate would outlaw taro hotpot, legalize drugs, sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chu I-ming (朱翊銘) is running for Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei’s Daan District with a wide-ranging policy platform ranging from legalizing all drugs and sex wo...