Gillibrand wants to give voters $600 to donate to campaigns

2022 Campaign 05/01/19, 09:24

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has announced a plan to give every voter up to $600 in vouchers to donate to a spate of federal candidates. But those candidates accepting such contributions would have to forgo contributions larger than $200 per donor. The New York senator's "Democracy dollars" would provide every eligible ...

Spain’s Socialists are open to negotiating deals with rivals

Europe 04/30/19, 07:28

A senior Socialist official in Spain says her party is ready to negotiate deals with rival parties after it won a general election but failed to obtain a parliamentary majority.Isabel Celaa, spokeswoman for the Socialist caretaker government, says her party is capable of running the country as a minority government. ...

Update: Trump says union members ‘love’ him, mocks Biden

U.S. 04/29/19, 11:04

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden and his 2020 campaign (all times local): Noon President Donald Trump is claiming support from rank-and-file union members as Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden prepares to address an organized labor crowd in Pennsylvania. Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is shown after ...

Update: Spain’s prime minister votes in general election

Europe 04/28/19, 02:47

The Latest on the Spanish national election (all times local):9:45 a.m.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he wants Sunday's highly contested general election to yield a parliamentary majority that can undertake social and political reforms in the country.People line up outside a polling station to cast their vote for the ...

Deeply divided, Spaniards vote with eye on far-right’s rise

Europe 04/28/19, 02:04

A divided Spain is voting in its third general election in four years, with all eyes on whether the rise of conservative nationalism will allow the right wing to unseat the incumbent prime minister.Pedro Sánchez is set to win the most votes, but his Socialists seem far from scoring a ...

Update: Feminists disrupt far-right Vox rally in Spain

Europe 04/26/19, 12:49

The Latest on campaigning ahead of Spain's general election on Sunday (all times local):7:40 p.m.Topless feminist activists have been taken away by Spanish police after they climbed onto a stage in Madrid minutes before the far-right nationalist Vox party was to begin a campaign rally.A poster with a portrait of ...

A look at the candidates in Spain’s general election

Europe 04/25/19, 06:37

A new generation of young and media-savvy political leaders is vying to become Spain's next prime minister in a general election Sunday. They are all men and less than 50.A deeply divided parliament is expected to emerge from the ballot, and whoever gets the most votes will likely need to ...

Spain: PM rules out post-election alliance with center-right

Europe 04/23/19, 16:18

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he would not consider forming a government with the center-right Citizens party, clearing a major unknown heading into Sunday's general election.The Socialist Party is ahead in polls, but even in the most favorable scenario, Sánchez would need to form a governing coalition or at ...

Voting begins in 3rd phase of India’s national elections

Asia & Pacific 04/22/19, 20:58

Indians are voting in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony.The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two Union Territories on Tuesday means polls are half done for ...

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Europe 04/22/19, 15:46

Four runner-ups to become the next Spanish prime minister are exchanging attacks while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates ahead of Sunday's general election.Monday night's debate on Spanish public television and the second on Tuesday on a private broadcaster are seen as key in ...

Spain’s rural regions become fierce battleground for votes

Europe 04/22/19, 02:53

Spanish politicians are swapping campaign buses for tractors, buddying up with hunters and inspecting home-grown tomatoes in Spain's often-neglected rural regions as they hunt for votes in Sunday's general election, one of the country's most polarized votes in decades.The ballot comes as Spain's traditional bipartisan political landscape — which used ...

India’s millions of young voters can swing national election

World 04/18/19, 04:41

Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy.With nearly two-thirds of India's population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and women have the power to swing the national vote in any direction.Ambitious, ...

2nd phase of voting begins in India’s general election

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 22:09

Voting has begun in the second phase of India's general elections amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.The city of Srinagar is one of 97 constituencies across 13 Indian states where voting was scheduled Tuesday.The election is taking place in seven phases ...

Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 01:38

The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel.Such numbers convey the scale of the world's biggest democratic exercise. ...

Spain kicks off campaign seen as Socialist, far right fight

Europe 04/11/19, 09:33

Spain's political parties are set to start campaigning for the country's April 28 general election, in which the ruling Socialists are trying to remain in power and the extreme right is seeking to enter Parliament.The campaign period that starts at midnight on Thursday promises to be a fierce fight for ...

Polls open in 1st phase of India’s lengthy general election

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 21:20

Polls have opened in the first phase of India's general elections.Voters in 18 Indian states and two Union Territories began casting ballots on Thursday, the first day of a seven-phase election staggered over six weeks in the country of 1.3 billion people.The election, the world's largest democratic exercise, is seen ...

Spain vows to boost cybersecurity, fight disinformation

Europe 04/09/19, 09:41

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday called on all political forces in the country to back a new national cybersecurity fight against "attempts to hack democracy and undermine citizens' trust in the political system."Spain's April 28 general election is seen as a testing ground for new measures that the ...

In India’s election, voters feed on false information

Asia & Pacific 04/09/19, 07:10

New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media.Rai looked intently at a flurry of videos and photos on WhatsApp about an Indian airstrike in Pakistan, including pictures labeled as militants' corpses.There was ...

Estonian populists, 2 other parties seal coalition deal

Europe 04/06/19, 09:09

Estonian populists sealed a coalition deal with two other political parties Saturday in a bid to take power, more than a month after the general election.The Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, which has gained increasing popularity since its establishment in 2012, said it will form a three-way majority government ...

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