Boris Johnson's Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain's prime minister.
Australia's Labor Party will form the country's next government today, as unprecedented support for the Greens and climate-focused independents ended nearly a decade of rule by the conservative coalition.
Lebanon's long-awaited parliamentary election was held yesterday after several postponements. Political instability and the turbulent economic situation have caused dissatisfaction among the Lebanese. Accordingly, the latest election was doubly important. We talked with Masoud Edrisi, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon, to get his thoughts on the crucial vote.
As expected, Emmanuel Macron from the Republic on the Move Party, a pro-EU candidate, and Marine Le Pen, who is a member of the National Rally (formerly the National Front) Party, a far-right candidate, reached the second round of the France presidential elections. Macron won 27.85 percent of the votes, while Le Pen scored 23.15 percent. Leading left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who won nearly 22 percent of the vote, has declared his support for Macron in the second round. Only Eric Zemmour, another far-right candidate, has backed Le Pen. We talked about the results of the elections with Rahman Qahremanpour, a senior researcher in strategic issues.
Voters cast ballots across France on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election where far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is posing an unexpected threat to President Emmanuel Macron's re-election hopes.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen of lying to voters about her campaign platform as he sought to rally support two days before the presidential election’s first round, according to Reuters.
French President Emmanuel Macron would beat Marine Le Pen in the country's presidential election later this month, though Le Pen has gained ground in recent weeks, showed an Ipsos Sopra Steria Cevipof poll for Le Monde newspaper.