UDM takes Nelson Mandela Bay ward from ANC

2015-08-20 11:45

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has thanked the people who voted for the UDM's candidate in a by-election, saying it is a sign that things are changing politically.

Sri Lanka deploys 1000s of police on election eve

2015-08-16 09:35

Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of police in stepped up security on the eve of a general election.

More African elections but lower voter turnouts

2015-06-13 10:57

Elections are more frequent than at any other time in Africa's history, but poor voter education and a lack of confidence in the democratic process means that less people are casting their ballots, according to a leading AU official.

Tim Modise to Mmusi Maimane: How bruising was the battle for the DA Leadership?

2015-05-11 15:55

At 34, Mmusi Maimane, new Leader of the Democratic Alliance, SA's Official Opposition, has time on his side.

By-election withdrawn as councillor's dismissal unresolved

2015-04-02 07:30

The ongoing conflict between the Mhlontlo Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape and dismissed ANC councillor Mkhuseli Mathe has resulted in the by-election being withdrawn.

By-elections give a taste of the poll to come

2015-04-01 06:32

Political parties are contesting by-elections in six provinces - the only real indicator of voter trends ahead of local government elections next year, an analyst says.

Former South Korea spy chief held for election meddling

2015-02-09 17:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former head of the national spy agency to three years in jail for meddling in the 2012 presidential election and helping Park Geun-hye win the vote.

Greek leftist leader vows end to austerity

2015-01-26 07:42

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has promised that five years of austerity imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory.

Copper plays surprise role in Zambia vote

2015-01-19 11:00

A controversial decision to hike mining royalties in copper-rich Zambia has not only spooked investors, but has become an unlikely presidential election issue.

Namibian results could be delayed

2014-11-29 09:09

Election results in Namibia are expected to be delayed due to the slow voting process after problems occurred with voter verification devices.


By-elections taking place in four provinces

2015-08-19 11:07

Twelve candidates representing four political parties are contesting by-elections in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

What we have in South Africa is good

2015-07-08 08:25

A few hours before she launched her new book – Democracy, More than Just Elections – in a freezing Joburg, former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Brigalia Bam told Dumisane Lubisi what she hoped her book would achieve and reminisced about her world-class team.

ANC and DA retain wards in by-elections

2015-06-04 12:52

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in by-elections held in five provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

ANC retains seven wards in by-elections

2015-05-07 09:07

The ANC has retained seven wards in by-elections held in the Free State, North West, Limpopo and Western Cape, according to results posted on the IEC website.

100s of execs back Cameron's Conservatives ahead of polls

2015-04-01 18:01

Over 100 UK firm bosses publicly backed Prime Minister David Cameron's government and warned a change of course for Britain's $2.8trn economy would risk recovery.

Mashinini appointed to IEC board

2015-03-03 17:14

The National Assembly has approved the appointment of Vuma Mashinini to serve on the Electoral Commission of SA despite objections from opposition parties.

ANC secures four wards in by-elections

2015-02-05 10:18

The ANC has secured four wards in by-elections, according to results released by the Electoral Commission of SA.

Greek leftists Syriza aim for historic election win

2015-01-25 09:30

Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which has promised to roll back painful austerity measures.

Illegal Tlokwe voters matter to be heard in court

2015-01-12 09:10

The Electoral Court is expected to hear the case of independent candidates disputing the IEC's findings that only 1040 people illegally voted in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Western Cape by-elections off to a steady start

2014-11-26 12:15

Four by-elections in the Western Cape are progressing smoothly, electoral officers say.

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