Elections

Dutch Cabinet wants no referendum on law to end referendums

Dec 20, 2017

The Dutch government wants to scrap a law that allows non-binding advisory referendums _ without giving voters a say on the decision

You own it: New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off

Oct 25, 2017

A court ordered New Zealand's main conservative political party to pay Eminem's publisher $415,000 for breaching copyright by using a song too similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads

Norway government gets 1st woman foreign minister

Oct 20, 2017

Norway's prime minister has presented three new government ministers in a minor reshuffle of her two-party coalition following a general election last month

The Latest: Ardern says its 'honor and a privilege' to lead

Oct 19, 2017

Jacinda Ardern says it will be an "honor and a privilege" to be New Zealand's next prime minister after a small political party made a deal with liberals nearly a month after the national election

Estonia's ruling Center Party wins municipal election

Oct 16, 2017

Estonia's ruling Center Party wins local election in a triumph for PM Juri Ratas

Decision on New Zealand leader delayed by at least 2 days

Oct 12, 2017

New Zealanders must wait at least two more days before finding out who will lead their country after a small political party delayed its decision

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race

Oct 7, 2017

New Zealanders still don't know who will next lead their country after a final vote count from a general election two weeks ago tightened the close race between liberals and incumbent conservatives.

Dutch defense minister quits over artillery training deaths

Oct 3, 2017

The Netherlands' defense minister and the country's military chief have both resigned following a critical report into a 2016 artillery training accident that killed 2 peacekeeping troops and wounded a third

New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election

Sep 25, 2017

New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result

New Zealand PM wins most votes but needs help to form gov't

Sep 23, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English's National Party has won the most votes in New Zealand's general election but not enough to form a government without help from other political parties

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