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Election

Former PM Kasyanov becomes only leader of PARNAS party, voices presidential plans
Russian opposition figure and former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has become the sole leader of the freshly-renamed PARNAS party and does not exclude his participation in the nearest presidential race.

06.07.2015 10:29

​‘Vote Corbyn’: Britain’s biggest union Unite backs socialist for Labour leadership
Left-wing Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has won the backing of Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, prompting speculation he could make a strong challenge in the contest.

06.07.2015 08:43

Opposition coalition sues Siberian mayor over claims of $20mn US funding
Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny and the RPR-PARNAS party have sued the Novosibirsk mayor for slander after he said they were planning a revolution, bribing voters and that the US Congress had given $20mn for Russian election campaigns.

03.07.2015 10:40

​Berniemania: Largest crowd of 2016 campaign shows up for Bernie Sanders
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be an underdog, but a massive crowd of 10,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to hear him speak – the largest crowd drawn by any 2016 presidential candidate.

03.07.2015 02:04

‘Reagan Democrat’ Jim Webb: A moderate challenger to Hillary?
Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) will take on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Webb’s announcement makes him the fifth Democrat to toss his hat in the presidential ring.

02.07.2015 18:41

Hillary Clinton rakes in more than $45 mn in 1st quarter
More than $45 million has been raised in donations since Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton announced her campaign in April, according to aides. That’s an average of $500,000 a day, with 91 percent representing donations as small as $100.

02.07.2015 01:15

Constitutional Court allows early parliamentary elections in 2016
Russia’s Constitutional Court has decided that it is possible to slightly reduce the term of the current State Duma to move the 2016 poll to a single elections day in September. The court noted, however, that this would be an extraordinary measure.

01.07.2015 08:29

NJ's Christie announces presidential run amid a crowded GOP field
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is throwing his hat into the presidential ring, giving donors and friends advance notice of his bid for the Republican candidacy, before formally announcing it at his old high school in Livingston.

29.06.2015 18:19

Supreme Court strikes blow to Arizona GOP’s gerrymandering dreams
The US Supreme Court has ruled that an independent commission can redraw the lines of congressional districts in Arizona, in accordance with a referendum passed by the voters. The decision helps potential candidates in competitive districts.

29.06.2015 20:02

GOP candidates embrace mega-donor's cause, seek ban on online gambling
Republican presidential hopefuls Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio are sponsoring legislation that would outlaw casino-style gambling online. The US senators' bill aligns them with top political donor Sheldon Adelson, a casino owner against online gambling.

26.06.2015 18:05

51st State: Bernie Sanders supports bill for DC statehood
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined 17 other senators in cosponsoring a bill to make Washington, DC the 51st state. Under the proposed legislation, residents of “New Columbia” would obtain full representation in Congress.

26.06.2015 00:04

Swiss anti-immigration party remains most popular – poll
The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) continues to receive the highest levels of support in Switzerland, according to the latest survey released ahead of autumn elections. The party is popular for its immigration restriction proposals.

25.06.2015 14:30