Germans head to the polls in historic election marking the end of Merkel’s era

A voting booth is decorated with a German national flag. PETER ENDIG | DPA | Getty Images Millions of Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday in an election that will change the face of Germany, and Europe, as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to leave office after 16 years in power. Voting in polling … Read more

Germany’s election race is too close to call as Socialists’ poll lead narrows

Construction workers place a barrier in front of an election campaign poster for Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet. JOHN MACDOUGALL | AFP | Getty Images With just a handful of days until Germans vote in the federal election on Sunday, the latest poll shows the gap narrowing between … Read more

Pro-Putin party heads for Russian election win after Navalny clampdown

A bus drives past a United Russia campaign poster put up ahead of the elections to the Russian State Duma of the 8th convocation scheduled for September 17-19. Vladimir Smirnov | TASS | Getty Images Russians vote on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to … Read more

Russia’s authoritarianism and political crackdown could get worse after weekend vote, experts say

A bus drives past a United Russia campaign poster put up ahead of the elections to the Russian State Duma of the 8th convocation scheduled for September 17-19. Vladimir Smirnov | TASS | Getty Images Russia will hold elections to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, from Friday and experts expect the vote … Read more

Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom poised for victory in upcoming recall election as polls swing sharply in his favor

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a No on the Recall campaign event with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Center on September 08, 2021 in San Leandro, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Gavin Newsom is the second California governor to ever face a recall election and is likely to … Read more

Germany’s left-wing socialists — leading election voter polls — are ready for power, former leader says

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the SPD, is pictured during a campaign rally on August 27, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Florian Gaertner | Photothek | Getty Images One of the big surprises in the run-up to the German federal election later this month has been the sharp increase in support for the Social Democratic Party, … Read more

Gerrymandering could limit minority voters’ power even after Census shows population gains

Commuters arrive at Grand Central Station with Metro-North during morning rush hour on June 8, 2020 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images The battle to redraw U.S. congressional districts is taking place for the first time in decades without certain federal redistricting protections, raising concern that voters of color could … Read more

ECI booth app likely to be used in Bengal polls to root out bogus voters, prevent duplication

KOLKATA: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to use its booth mobile application in a full-fledged manner during the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal to root out bogus electors, prevent duplication of voting and quickly bring out details of the polling process, an official said on Tuesday. If introduced, West Bengal will … Read more

View: Is the Global Corruption Barometer missing the big picture?

Corruption is a social fact, as it is difficult to find a society free of corruption. The latest ‘Global Corruption Barometer’ report of Transparency International (TI) for Asia has portrayed India as a country with the highest bribery rate in Asia. To have a balanced perspective, we need to view the report against the backdrop … Read more