Austria’s shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the country’s next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power.
The Kenyan Parliament passed an amendment on Wednesday to the country’s election laws, saying that if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential election, the other one would automatically win.
Turnout slipped slightly in Germany’s election despite politicians warning that apathy could boost the far-right, expected to return to parliament after a half century’s absence, overshadowing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s expected victory.
Kenya’s chief prosecutor directed the department of criminal investigations and the anti-corruption commission to investigate election board officials over possible offences in the invalidated August 8 presidential vote, he said in a letter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, poised to win a fourth term in Sunday’s election, and her center-left challenger Martin Schulz urged supporters on Saturday to keep fighting for votes with a third of the electorate still undecided.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has once again blamed Russia for losing the 2016 US presidential vote to her Republican rival Donald Trump, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin helped Trump’s team win because of a “personal vendetta” against her.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in the rerun of a presidential election proposed for October 17 unless it is given “legal and constitutional” guarantees.