Mar 20, 2013 13:45 EDT
The party of Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday accused European Union election monitors of bias in favour of his rival Raila Odinga, claims dismissed by the EU.
Mar 14, 2013 11:31 EDT
The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result on Friday, officials said.
Mar 12, 2013 14:18 EDT
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday challenged the claims of President Robert Mugabe's supporters that international observers would not be allowed to monitor upcoming elections.
Mar 08, 2013 15:07 EST
Kenya's presidential frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta late Friday extended his lead to more than 1million votes on his closest rival Raila Odinga in final vote counting stages, official results showed.
Mar 05, 2013 06:30 EST
Britain's envoy to Zimbabwe on Tuesday lamented the Zimbabwean government's plan to prevent international observers from monitoring upcoming election, urging a policy rethink.
Mar 04, 2013 11:36 EST
Zimbabwe's government on Monday rebuffed calls for international observers to be allowed to monitor crunch upcoming elections.
Feb 24, 2013 05:29 EST
Zimbabwe's government has signalled that it will not allow monitors from outside the region to watch this year's elections, state media said Sunday.
Feb 19, 2013 15:19 EST
Zimbabwe police raided the offices of a leading election monitoring group on Tuesday in the latest of what activists fear is a deliberate move by authorities to harass them ahead of a referendum on the constitution.
Feb 13, 2013 14:20 EST
An activist asked a Nairobi court Wednesday to compel Kenya's polls body not to accredit European or US election observers for the March 4 presidential elections, accusing them of bias.
Dec 06, 2012 07:28 EST
The Afghan government has decided to scrap a UN-backed election watchdog in favour of a tribunal that could give President Hamid Karzai more control over polls, officials said Thursday.
Dec 03, 2012 03:40 EST
Local elections in the self-declared nation of Somaliland were "largely peaceful and transparent", international observers said Monday, but noted concern at "weaknesses in safeguards against multiple voting."
Dec 01, 2012 13:27 EST
Polls closed in Kuwait's second general election in 10 months, with the opposition claiming its boycott campaign had succeeded and that voter turnout was very low.
Nov 07, 2012 19:06 EST
The 2012 US elections were conducted in a "professional manner," but "real concerns" remain, international observers said Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2012 04:48 EDT
The United States and international observers said Ukraine's elections were a step backwards for democracy as the ruling party was set to win against allies of jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko.
Oct 30, 2012 04:40 EDT
Afghanistan's presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014, months ahead of the final withdrawal of NATO combat troops from the insurgency-plagued nation, a poll official said on Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2012 02:52 EDT
Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo refused to enter a plea on Monday on a graft charge that could see her jailed for life, as she appeared in court wheelchair-bound and wearing a neck brace.
Oct 24, 2012 23:56 EDT
The southern US state of Texas has warned it could prosecute election observers from the OSCE, a global body that regularly monitors voting around the world, if they try to visit polling stations next month.
Oct 02, 2012 16:09 EDT
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili conceded a shock defeat Tuesday to a billionaire tycoon in parliamentary polls, ending nine years of dominance that antagonised Russia and brought Tbilisi closer to the West.
Oct 01, 2012 01:16 EDT
Georgia voted on Monday in parliamentary polls with the ruling party facing a billionaire-led opposition in a tense contest seen as a test of the ex-Soviet state's democracy after a torture scandal.
Sep 30, 2012 22:08 EDT
Georgians vote Monday in parliamentary polls as President Mikheil Saakashvili's party faces a billionaire-led opposition in a test of the ex-Soviet state's democracy overshadowed by a torture scandal.