Presidential elections

FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan gestures during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan said Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 that meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
January 13, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said Saturday that meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him." In a press briefing, Khan, who has an...
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Presidential candidate Jiri Drahos accompanied by his wife Eva arrives to address media after announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Czech President Milos Zeman failed to win re-election during the first round of voting on Saturday and will face a runoff election in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 13, 2018 - 11:37 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Latest on the Czech Republic's presidential election (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Czech President Milos Zeman says he is ready to debate challenger Jiri Drahos before the second round of the country's presidential election in two weeks. Zeman didn't take part in any public debates...
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A supporters of opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla shatters a window during clashes with military police near presidential house in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and is protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
January 13, 2018 - 7:00 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ----------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING ----------------------- Adds NORWAY-TRUMP; KOREAS-TENSIONS; TRUMP-AFRICA; NIGER-ISLAMIC STATE; INDIA-BOAT ACCIDENT; CZECH-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; SOUTH AFRICA-RULING...
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January 12, 2018 - 1:04 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, said a top aide on Friday, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out and pave the way for a sweeping re-election victory for the army-chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah el-...
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Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Electoral Commission, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, center, and members of the commission prepare to give a press conference at the commission headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The commission announced Monday that the presidential election is to be held March 26-28, with the runoff in April. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 08, 2018 - 2:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. El-Sissi has yet to formally announce his candidacy, but...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 photo made by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by Iranian police, in Tehran, Iran. New unrest in Iran over the past 10 days appears to be waning, but anger over the economy persists. The protests in dozens of towns and cities also showed that a sector of the public was willing to openly call for the removal of Iran’s system of rule by clerics -- frustrated not just by the economy but also by concern over Iran’s foreign wars and general direction. (AP Photo, File)
January 08, 2018 - 12:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice. That was last year, when depositors who lost their savings in the collapse of major government-run credit union took to the streets, shouting "Death to (...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a group from the Alliance of Metalworking industries on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. Hatch said he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2009 file photo, hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, turn out to protest the result of the election, in Azadi (Freedom) square, Tehran, Iran. Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran’s capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics. Now Iran’s Islamic Republic is seeing a new, equally startling wave of unrest. This time it appears to be fueled by anger over a still faltering economy, unemployment and corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 03, 2018 - 7:07 am
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979. It was sparked in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hatch says he is retiring after four decades in Senate (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 02, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. The 83-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012, file photo, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gives an interview in Minnesota. Bachmann, a one-time Republican presidential contender and former U.S. representative, says she's considering a run for Sen. Al Franken's seat. Franken resigned Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations starting in November. (Glenn Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative former congresswoman and one-time presidential contender, said she is considering running for Al Franken's former Senate seat in Minnesota. Bachmann recently told televangelist Jim Bakker that she has been praying about the decision...
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