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BAGHDAD (Reuters) -Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's party was the biggest winner in an Iraqi election on Monday, increasing the number of seats he holds in parliament, according to initial results, officials and a spokesperson for the Sadrist Movement.
BERLIN (Reuters) -The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) moved a step closer on Wednesday to heading Germany's next government, signing up the Greens and business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) for coalition talks following an inconclusive national election.
BERLIN (Reuters) -A three-way German government led by the Social Democrats (SPD) should be ready to take office by the end of the year, the co-leader of the centre-left party said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's Greens and Free Democrats met on Friday for a second round of talks to explore possible common ground on which to form a new coalition government with either the Social Democrats or the conservatives, both of whom are courting them.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), who narrowly won Sunday's national election, will not start talks with the Greens and the Free Democrats (FDP) about forming a three-way government until next week, a senior SPD politician said on Wednesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Legalising cannabis is about the only thing Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) could easily agree with the centre-left Social Democrats and Greens, the FDP leader has said, sounding cool on the possibility of forming a so-called "traffic light" coalition.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Opinion polls indicate no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Monday, for the second straight time, leaving one of the two front-runners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Conservative leader Erin O'Toole - trying to govern with a minority.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The nearly absolute control Megawati Soekarnoputri wields over the country’s largest political party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), and that it is the only party eligible to nominate its own candidates in the 2024 presidential election, are perhaps among the reasons why fake news about her health attracted nationwide attention last week.
Brooklin, Ontario (Reuters) -With the Canadian election in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival implored supporters to stay the course and avoid vote splitting that could hand their opponent victory.