Presidential elections

Presidential candidates, from left, Antonio Alvarez Desanti of the National Liberation party, Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the Citizen Action party, Rodolfo Hernandez Gomez of the Social Christian Republican party, Rodolfo Piza of the Social Christian Unity party, Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration party, and Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration party, stand on the stage before a live, televised debate ahead of the presidential election, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. If no candidate tops 40 percent in the Sunday vote, the first two finishers advance to a runoff scheduled for April 1. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 03, 2018 - 11:50 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An international court ruling saying Costa Rica should allow same-sex marriage has upended the Central American nation's presidential race, turning an evangelical candidate who opposes it from an also-ran with just 2 percent support into the leading contender in Sunday's...
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In this May 10, 2017 file photo, a police officer escorts two men accused of having gay sex into a holding cell to wait for the start of their trial at the Shariah Court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison sentences of up to five years for sex between unmarried people and also criminalize gay sex, the bugbear of Indonesia's Islamic and secular political parties. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
January 31, 2018 - 9:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison...
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Gabriele Gravina speaks during a meeting to elect the new president of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Three candidates have stepped forward to replace Carlo Tavecchio as president of the Italian soccer federation. The candidates are: Gabriele Gravina, president of the Lega Pro (Serie C); Cosimo Sibilia, president of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (amateur league); and Damiano Tommasi, president of the Associazione Italiana Calciatori (soccer players' association). (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 12:37 pm
ROME (AP) — Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after three failed votes to elect a new president. The election assembly was dismantled on Monday when amateur leagues president Cosimo...
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FILE - In this undated file image released Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 on the official Facebook account of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, shows workers carrying boxes that bear the president's image and the phrase "long live Egypt!" in Cairo Egypt. With one challenger after another leaving presidential race, Egypt’s vote is starting to resemble the past. (Egyptian President's Facebook page via AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 9:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — To some Egyptians, it looks like the old days are back. With one potential challenger after another arrested, quitting or being forced out of the race, the March presidential election is increasingly taking on the character of the one-candidate referendums held for decades by Egypt's...
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A wounded man is assisted at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Afghan Public Health Ministry says dozens have been killed and over 100 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the capital. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
January 28, 2018 - 5:45 am
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The pro-Russian Incumbent Milos Zeman claims victory in the Czech presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. With ballots from almost 99 percent of polling stations counted, the Czech Statistics Office said President Milos Zeman had received 51.6 percent of the vote during the two-day runoff election. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 27, 2018 - 6:30 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Latest on the presidential election in the Czech Republic (all times local): 12 p.m. Czech President Milos Zeman has never liked the media. Now, some of his friends or guards are following suit in the wake of his electoral triumph Saturday. When a person collapsed in a Prague...
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The pro-Russian Incumbent Milos Zeman greets spectators while claiming victory in the Czech presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. With ballots from almost 99 percent of polling stations counted, the Czech Statistics Office said President Milos Zeman had received 51.6 percent of the vote during the two-day runoff election. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 27, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. President Milos Zeman's victory confirmed the political direction set during the country's parliamentary election, the...
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Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman accompanied by his wife Ivana casts his vote during second round of Presidential elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The pro-Russian incumbent Zeman faces the former head of the Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos in the Czech Republic's tight presidential runoff vote. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 26, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Voters in the Czech Republic cast ballots Friday in the second round of the country's presidential election, a runoff between the Russia-friendly incumbent and a scientist-turned-politician who is seen as more Western-oriented. President Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos, the former head of...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018, woman rides a bicycle past a poster for presidential candidate Jiri Drahos prior the second round of the presidential elections in Prague, Czech Republic. The former head of the Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos faces the pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman in a tight Czech presidential runoff vote scheduled for Jan. 26-27, 2018. The poster reads "To the caste with clean sheet". (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 25, 2018 - 6:13 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's presidential runoff vote features the pro-Russian incumbent in a tight race against the former head of the Academy of Sciences. President Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos advanced to the second round of voting after none of the nine candidates seeking the largely...
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Czech President and presidential candidate Milos Zeman attends a press conference after the first round of presidential voting in Prague on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Milos Zeman will face a runoff election in two weeks against former head of the country's Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 7:07 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman failed to win re-election during the first round of a presidential election Saturday and will face a runoff in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences. Zeman and Jiri Drahos advanced to a second round of voting because none of...
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