Tag: Presidential Elections

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Ariel Henry, a prominent neurosurgeon backed by the U.S., became Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, as it began official ceremonies to mourn assassinated...

Pedro Castillo Is Declared Peru’s President-Elect

Pedro Castillo, a far-left union activist whose rise has jarred Peru’s political establishment, was declared president-elect Monday night amid deepening social unrest in a country...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

Macron, Le Pen Stumble in France’s Regional Elections Amid Resurgence of Establishment Parties

PARIS—The centrist ranks of President Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen’s far-right party both failed to notch victories in France’s regional elections Sunday as voters...

Ethiopia’s Nobel Prize-Winning Leader Faces Election as War Rages in Tigray

Ethiopia’s election was meant to be the crowning moment for Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a popular recognition of his efforts to break...

Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Set to Win Presidency Amid Nuclear Talks

TEHRAN—A hard-line Iranian judge opposed to the country’s outreach to the West was headed for victory Saturday in Iran’s presidential election after a politically moderate...

Iranians Vote for New President Amid Talks to Save Nuclear Deal, Revive Economy

TEHRAN—Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election heavily skewed in favor of hard-liners, as Tehran negotiates the revival of an international nuclear deal that would...

Iran’s Presidential Election 2021: Who Are the Candidates and What Is at Stake?

Iranians headed to the polls Friday to elect a new president, as the Islamic Republic confronts challenges from a cratering economy to heightened tensions with...

Peru Faces Political Turmoil After Divisive Presidential Vote Is Disputed

LIMA, Peru—Nine days after a divisive presidential election, Latin America’s once-admired economic star, Peru, is grappling with political upheaval as the trailing candidate insists the...

Nicaraguan President Defies U.S. in Harsh Crackdown on Opposition

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, 75, who is running for a fourth consecutive term, has launched a broad campaign of repression since early June aimed at...

Russian Court Strikes Blow at Alexei Navalny’s Network

MOSCOW—A Russian court declared the opposition network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as extremist in a move that bans the groups, the Kremlin’s most definitive...

French President Emmanuel Macron Appears to Get Slapped in Video

PARIS—A man appeared to slap French President Emmanuel Macron across the face Tuesday during a visit to a small town in southern France, in a...

Mexicans Vote in Midterm Election Seen as Referendum on Populist President

MEXICO CITY—Mexicans were set to vote Sunday in a midterm election that will determine whether populist leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces significant constraints on...

Peru to Choose Far-Left Teacher or Right-Wing Politician as Next President

LIMA, Peru—After 15 months contending with a brutal Covid-19 pandemic and sharply rising poverty, Peruvians on Sunday will choose between presidential candidates on opposite ends...

5 reasons you should gift to your children now

In 2020, some family business owners held off on preparing gifting programs that would transfer assets from them to their children to see which way...

Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms

WASHINGTON — In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who...

Joe Biden has been pitching free community college since the Obama administration — can he now make it a reality?

During his state of the union address in 2015, then-President Barack Obama pitched Congress and the American public on what he described as a “bold...

Germany’s federal election may be the Georgia Senate race of the autumn

When the U.S. Senate surprisingly fell into Democratic hands after the Georgia runoff race, the financial market impact was monumental. The move was most obviously...

How do you compete with home buyers who can pay in all cash? Skip inspections and appraisals

Alissa Resnick and Brett Banhazl’s experience buying a home will sound familiar to many Americans negotiating today’s housing market. The married couple began seriously searching...

Trump’s Georgia call: Here’s the complete transcript

In a Saturday telephone call, President Donald Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump spent...

Pence to make eleventh-hour ‘faith community’ appeal on behalf of Georgia Republicans Loeffler and Perdue

President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and now Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, are headed to Georgia next week to try...

Here’s why the Georgia runoff elections for the U.S. Senate could turn into a ‘big deal’ for markets

The runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia next Tuesday have the potential to inject volatility into a high-flying stock market that has...

Republican Senate incumbent Loeffler falls behind Democrat Warnock in latest Georgia runoff polling

The final day of early voting in the runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia is fast approaching, and incumbent Republican David Perdue...

Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the...