Japan’s ruling coalition makes strong election showing after Abe killing

TOKYO, Japan, July 10 (Reuters) – Japan’s conservative coalition government was set to increase its majority in the upper house of parliament in an election on Sunday, two days after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a dominant politician and power broker. . Abe, Japan’s longest-serving modern leader, was gunned down on Friday … Read more

France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

Projections from voting expected at 1800 GMT Macron needs 289 seats for absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains One minister has already eliminated overseas vote PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive newly re-elected … Read more

Hometown looks to aspiring Colombia VP Marquez to deliver on inequality promises

SUAREZ, Colombia June 16 (Reuters) – Former neighbors and colleagues in Colombia’s largely marginalized Cauca province hope vice presidential candidate Francia Marquez, a single mother and former housekeeper, will help areas plagued by violence and poverty if her ticket wins the election on Sunday. But it is unclear how much freedom Marquez, 40, would have … Read more

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, allies likely to lose parliamentary majority

Some of Hezbollah’s oldest allies lose seats Final results expected later on Monday Saudi-aligned Lebanese Forces gains ground Parliament more fragmented, clearing way for deadlock BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) – Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament after Sunday’s election, three sources allied to the group said, … Read more

Strong voter turnout in Philippines as Marcos targets presidency

Voting underway, poll official says early turnout encouraging No reports of any major voting disruption -poll body Election is a rematch between frontrunner Marcos, VP Robredo Unofficial count could indicate winner hours after polls close BATAC CITY / NAGA CITY, Philippines May 9 (Reuters) – Philippine voters streamed to polling stations on Monday, with the … Read more