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Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years - minister

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in May, a minister said on Monday, an important milestone in its long and difficult transition to democracy that the government hopes will culminate in a general election.

India state elections could unlock Modi reform push

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian voters from two states headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first major elections since Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to power five months ago, in a test of support that could unlock a round of delayed economic reform.

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections

Microsoft announces ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and reliably auditable with a software toolkit that top US elections vendors say they will explore incorporating into new and existing voting equipment.

World’s top Internet user taps fake news busters for elections

In the Philippines – where 76 million Internet users stay online the longest in the world – just a handful of people spend a few hours each day to fight fake news about the upcoming midterm elections.

Libya should hold elections even if draft constitution rejected - parliament chief

QUBBA, Libya (Reuters) - Libya should press ahead with national elections even if voters reject a draft constitution in a planned referendum, the head of the country's internationally recognised parliament said.

Don't use racial strife as excuse not to hold local council elections, say civil society groups

PETALING JAYA: Local council elections should be restored and the government should not use possible racial conflict as an excuse not to have them, say civil society groups.

Separatist-held regions hold elections in eastern Ukraine

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine hold leadership elections on Sunday in the shadow of a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and poisoned relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including ongoing attempts to influence next month's congressional elections.

Libya's Haftar still supports elections but sees others stalling

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, a key figure in the future of the troubled North African country, still supports plans for national elections in December but says other players are not fulfilling their part for the vote to take place.

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month.