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Nigerian opposition picks southerner as party chief ahead of election

Nigeria’s main opposition elected a veteran politician from the Christian south as its inaugural chairman on Saturday, as it looks to win voters on both sides of a religious divide and unseat President Goodluck Jonathan’s party next year. At its first national convention since being formed by the merger of four opposition parties last year, […]

Blip or bombshell, Tea Party again makes mark on Washington

The Tea Party keeps jolting American politics, with Republicans struggling Wednesday to grasp implications of the ouster of one of their political masters who despite his stature failed to crush an insurrection from within. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss in Virginia's Republican primary a day earlier to a virtual unknown, Tea Party-backed economics professor […]

McConnell coasts to Kentucky win, Tea Party falls in key primaries

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell easily beat a Tea Party primary challenger in Kentucky on Tuesday, setting up one of November's most expensive and hard-fought Senate races against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Establishment-backed Republicans also swept away Tea Party rivals in Georgia and Oregon, extending the establishment's winning streak […]

Mexican opposition party re-elects leader in boost for reforms

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The leader of Mexico's biggest opposition party comfortably won re-election on Sunday, boosting President Enrique Pena Nieto's efforts to enact measures to open up the oil industry and increase competition in the telecoms sector. The center-right National Action Party (PAN), has been badly divided by an internal power […]

Landslide win for Indian opposition party

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's opposition leader, Narendra Modi, will become the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in three decades and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Indian opposition party heads for landslide win

Opposition leader Narendra Modi will be India's next prime minister, winning the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Mexico ruling party official arrested on suspicion of gang links

By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A top ruling party politician in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan was formally arrested on Wednesday for alleged links to organized crime, an official from the attorney general's office said. Jesus Reyna Garcia, a member of President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, became interim governor of […]

Why I won’t be voting for Mandela’s party in South Africa this time

On April 26, 1994 – the day of South Africa’s first post-apartheid democratic elections – I was driving from Minneapolis to Chicago in a rented mini-van tightly packed with fellow South African students from various colleges in Minnesota. We were on our way to the South African consulate in Chicago to cast our votes for […]

Tea party vs GOP Establishment in NC, elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis moved ahead of a pair of anti-establishment rivals and bid to avoid a run-off Tuesday night in the race to pick a challenger to imperiled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, first in a springtime spate of primaries testing the strength of a tea party movement that first […]

Jubilant Modi votes, India’s ruling party fights to deny him majority

By Aditi Shah VADODARA, India (Reuters) – India's Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked triumphant after voting on Thursday in the seventh stage of the world's largest election, but the man tipped to be the next prime minister is still not assured of winning an outright majority. Some 139 million people were registered in the 89 […]