PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

  • TWTW: What if Hillary Clinton wins 2016 US presidential polls April 18, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet. ...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa April 15, 2015

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid April 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay April 14, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as tech chief April 14, 2015

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology operations, according to the source,...
  • Hillary Clinton announces her bid for US presidential polls 2016 through video April 13, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet on Sunday. ...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • Twitter turns Hillary Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule April 13, 2015

    New York: Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it...
  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign online, heads next to Iowa April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the "champion" of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination by positioning herself as the heir to the diverse...
  • Rajapaksa faces toughest challenge as Lanka goes to polls on Thursday January 7, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new President in the most closely fought presidential race in the country for decades as incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks a record third term amid a flurry of defections and criticism over his authoritarian rule. 69-year-old Rajapaksa's decision...
  • Maldives President steps down ahead of runoff polls November 15, 2013

    In the face of pressure from the world community, Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the country's controversyridden presidential polls. Waheed, who took office after the first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned under duress in February 2012, had...
  • Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering November 10, 2013

    The Maldives' top court delayed holding the second round of the country's presidential poll yet again on Sunday, prolonging a political crisis that has sparked international criticism over the Indian Ocean state's repeated failure to hold free elections. Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader who first came to power...
  • Maldives: 88 per cent voter turnout in presidential polls November 9, 2013

    The Maldives saw a voter turnout of 88 percent as the Indian Ocean archipalego nation made a third attempt on Saturday to elect a new president and avoid a constitutional crisis. Voting, which started at 7 am, ended eightandahalf hours later and counting is now underway, local media reported. According to the...
  • Maldives gears up for presidential polls today November 9, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversyridden presidential polls set for Saturday will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis. "Maldives is all geared for elections on Saturday," said Masood Imad, the spokesman for Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed. Saturday's polls will be Maldives' third attempt to elect a president...
  • Constitutional void in Maldives not a good idea: India October 20, 2013

    Expressing concern over the political crisis in the Maldives following the lastminute cancellation of the Presidential revote, India, on Sunday, said it is not a good idea to have a "constitutional void". "India was interested in the ongoing democratic process should be successfully completed. There should not be any hurdles," government...
  • Maldives: Presidential polls to be held on October 19 after first vote annulled October 9, 2013

    The Maldiveswill hold a new presidential election on October 19, the election commission announced on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court annulled a September 7 poll citing voter fraud. International election observers, including delegations from the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the European Union and India, had declared the September 7 election free...
  • Maldivian SC orders fresh presidential polls before October 20 October 8, 2013

    Male: The Maldives must hold a fresh round of presidential polls before October 20, the Supreme Court has ruled while annulling the first phase as the government on Tuesday appealed to all parties to support new elections. The verdict is a major blow to former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed who had...
  • Maldives: SC annuls 1st round of presidential polls, calls for fresh elections October 8, 2013

    In a significant decision which may escalate the political turmoil in Maldives, the country's Supreme Court on Monday declared as null and void the first round of presidential polls in which former president Mohammed Nasheed emerged as the winner. The apex court also directed that fresh polls must be held before...
  • Maldives poll panel halts presidential election September 25, 2013

    Male: The Maldives Election Commission stopped all preparations for the presidential polls to be held this month following the Supreme Court's decision to delay the runoff. The apex court of the Maldives issued an interim order Monday indefinitely postponing the presidential elections that are expected this weekend, sparking protests from political...
  • People are with MDP, says Nasheed on 2nd round of Maldives presidential polls September 9, 2013

    Male: Campaigning started with new vigour in Maldives on Monday for the presidential run-off between Mohamed Nasheed and his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen, who formed an alliance with other parties to defeat the former president. The run-off between top two candidates on September 28 became necessary as none of the candidates...
  • Maldives: Thousands flock to cast votes as Presidential elections begin September 7, 2013

    Polling for second multi-party Presidential elections began in Maldives on Saturday with people flocking to polling stations to elect their new leader, eighteen months after first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed had to resign under duress. Voting began at 7:30am (0230 GMT) at 470 polling stations set up on 192 inhabited...
  • Reelected Robert Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday August 19, 2013

    Robert Mugabe who has won reelection as the country's next president will be sworn in on Thursday, days after his rival and country's Prime Minister withdrew a legal petition challenging his victory in the Zimbabwean presidential poll. Mugabe, 89 and the oldest leader in Africa, won the July 31 poll with...
  • Zimbabweans cast votes as presidential polls begin July 31, 2013

    Zimbabweans voted on Wednesday in a fiercely contested election pitting President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who has vowed to push Africa's oldest leader into retirement after 33 years in power. With no reliable opinion polls, it is hard to say whether the 61yearold Tsvangirai will succeed in his...
  • Pakistan People's Party boycotts presidential election July 26, 2013

    The main opposition Pakistan People's Party on Friday decided to boycott next week's presidential election, saying it was left with no other option after the Supreme Court ordered the advancing of the poll. Senior PPP leader and presidential candidate Raza Rabbani said the rescheduling of the election from August 6 to...
  • From power to protest, Egypt's Brotherhood fights for life July 9, 2013

    Cairo: The Muslim Brotherhood is facing an old adversary in the fight of its life, but has few means to confront the Egyptian military that has swept it from power. Reduced to camping out on the Cairo streets, all it can do, it seems, is mourn its dead. The deaths of...
  • Kenyatta wins Kenya election, Odinga to contest result March 10, 2013

    Nairobi: Raila Odinga, beaten by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya's presidential election, said on Saturday that his party would contest the results in court, alleging "massive tampering" of the March 4 vote. But the outgoing prime minister also called for all Kenyans to respect the rule of law and to look upon...
  • Obama lays out battle plan as he begins second term January 22, 2013

    Washington: A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change. Obama's ceremonial swearingin at the US Capitol was filled with traditional pomp and...
  • Barack Obama starts 2nd term as US President January 21, 2013

    Washington: Asserting "America's possibilities are limitless," President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flagwaving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall. "My fellow Americans, we are made for...
  • Gadkari frontrunner for BJP chief as party remains divided January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as there have been big names that could have been considered for the post of the President in the party, Gadkari remains the frontrunner with a strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backing. RSS has endorsed Gadkari despite him facing corruption charges and at a stage where the...
  • BJP presidential poll: Advani's proposal for Sushma not accepted January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The fight for the post of the BJP president seems to have gotten a new twist. Sources said on Saturday that party veteran LK Advani had suggested senior party member and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. However, the RSS continues...