KMT seeking to lower voting age before Taiwan's 2022 elections

Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendment can ...

Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere. Former Philadelphia Mayor Mich...

Years of largesse give Bloomberg his own political machine

Mike Bloomberg's long history of philanthropic and political spending has given him a sprawling network of supporters that is paying off as he runs for president. An Associated Press...

Results of Taiwan elections to be known by 10 p.m.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of Taiwan’s elections should be known by 10 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 11), with priority given to counting the presidential ballots, according to the Centra...

Taiwan approves plans for a referendum to revive contested 4th nuclear plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (December 13) approved a proposal to hold a referendum on the revival of the contested fourth nuclear plant following four ...

Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gains

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's Green party failed Wednesday in a bid to enter the country's government even after they made significant gains in an election in October. The left-leaning...

Anti-infiltration bill sent to second reading at Taiwan's legislature

A draft bill designed to complement existing laws on preventing foreign hostile forces from intervening in Taiwan's democratic political system and elections went directly to a second reading at t...

Farage tells UK voters his party is not just about Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s stalled departure from the European Union is taking a temporary back seat in Britain’s election campaign, as parties try to woo voters with their domestic policies. ...

US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

66% of Taiwan's office workers to vote in 2020 elections: poll

As Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections draw near, 66 percent of office workers said they will vote on Jan. 11, according to a survey released Monday by online job bank yes123. ...

Minnesota town approves $34M expansion of crowded schools

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Citizens in the southwestern Minnesota town of Worthington have approved nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an inf...

Uruguay's tight presidential vote appears headed to runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff as neither leading candidate had enough support to win outright in a vote that could see the left lose power in ...

Swiss to elect new legislature, as polls suggest Green gains

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters elect their parliament this weekend, a challenge for the populist right that has been dominant until now and an opportunity for green parties as environmental concerns have ...

Proposal to conduct referendum on abortion triggers debate in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The proposal to hold a referendum on banning induced abortion for a fetus aged eight weeks or older has sparked a heated debate in Taiwan. The Central Election Commissi...

Taipei KMT mayoral candidate insists on legal appeal against election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate in last year’s Taipei City mayoral election, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), said Friday (September 20) that he was pushing through with his le...