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albanian opposition given time to register for june 18 polls


tirana, albania — albania's election authorities have extended for a few days the registration period for candidates for the june polls in an attempt to get participation from the opposition.the central election commission on sunday said that political parties have until may 3 to register their candidates for the june 18 parliamentary elections.the opposition coalition did not register by the saturday midnight deadline.the opposition has boycotted parliament since february, demanding the resignation of prime minister edi rama before the june polls and claiming that the sitting cabinet will manipulate the vote.the opposition has threatened to disrupt voting with "civil disobedience," starting with a local city hall election in a western town on may 7.european parliamentarians also failed to






10 candidates chase front-runner in serbia vote


belgrade, serbia (ap) — around 6.7 million voters in serbia choose a new president in an election sunday that will test the popularity of the dominant, populist prime minister, aleksandar vucic, against 10 beleaguered candidates from the fragmented opposition.vucic, a former firebrand ultranationalist now a declared european union supporter, is a clear favorite to win. his support is hovering around 50 percent. if he gets more than half the vote on sunday, he would avoid a runoff election on april 16 in which the opposition could coalesce behind a single candidate.critics say he wants to establish the kind of autocracy seen in russia under vladimir putin, who has endorsed vucic’s presidential bid. opposition candidates have accused him of mudslinging, controlling the media and intimidating






albanian parliament fails to elect president for 3rd time


tirana, albania — the albanian parliament on thursday failed for the third time to elect the country's new president because no candidates have been nominated.the governing left-wing coalition didn't put up any candidates, saying it wants to include the center-right opposition in reaching a broader consensus. the same thing happened twice last week.but the socialist party says parliament shouldn't wait any longer to elect a new president since the opposition has refused to participate in any dialogue.the socialists' smaller ally, the socialist movement for integration, has tried to mediate without making any progress. the party's leader, ilir meta is parliament speaker.the opposition has boycotted meetings of parliament since february. it is demanding the resignation of prime minister edi






serbia's powerful pm favored to win presidential election


belgrade, serbia — serbs voted sunday in a presidential election that was a test of their leader's authoritarian rule amid growing russian influence in the balkan region.prime minister aleksandar vucic, a former ultranationalist now a declared pro-european union politician, is slated to win the presidency by a high margin against 10 opposition candidates, including a parody candidate who is mocking the country's political establishment.vucic's political clout could face a blow, however, if he does not sweep his opponents in the first round of voting.vucic needs to win by more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election on april 16 that would put him in a much trickier position against a single opposition candidate.vucic's main challengers include human-rights lawyer and former o






serbia’s powerful pm favored to win presidential election – the denver post


by dusan stojanovic, the associated pressbelgrade, serbia — serbs voted sunday in a presidential election that was a test of their leader’s authoritarian rule amid growing russian influence in the balkan region.prime minister aleksandar vucic, a former ultranationalist now a declared pro-european union politician, is slated to win the presidency by a high margin against 10 opposition candidates, including a parody candidate who is mocking the country’s political establishment.vucic’s political clout could face a blow, however, if he does not sweep his opponents in the first round of voting.vucic needs to win by more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election on april 16 that would put him in a much trickier position against a single opposition candidate.vucic’s main challengers






serbian presidential vote set for april 2; vucic favored


belgrade, serbia — serbia's parliament speaker has set april 2 as the date for the country's presidential election, in which the country's populist leader will face several opposition candidates who have alleged major irregularities in the pre-vote process.the date announced thursday by speaker maja gojkovic means that the second round of the presidential ballot will be held on easter sunday, april 16, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.serbia's populist prime minister aleksandar vucic — a former ultranationalist now self-declared pro-eu reformer — is considered a clear favorite to win the presidency, possibly even in the first round, pre-election polls suggest.he will face several opposition candidates, including pro-western liberal sasa jankovic; for






serbian presidential vote set for april 2; vucic favored


belgrade, serbia — serbia's parliament speaker has set april 2 as the date for the country's presidential election, in which the country's populist leader will face several opposition candidates who have alleged major irregularities in the pre-vote process.the date announced thursday by speaker maja gojkovic means that the second round of the presidential ballot will be held on easter sunday, april 16, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.serbia's populist prime minister aleksandar vucic — a former ultranationalist now self-declared pro-eu reformer — is considered a clear favorite to win the presidency, possibly even in the first round, pre-election polls suggest.he will face several opposition candidates, including pro-western liberal sasa jankovic; for






serbian presidential candidates: how dirty can it get?


belgrade, serbia (ap) — sasa jankovic and vuk jeremic differ on many things, but they agree on one: the campaign for serbia’s presidential election is the dirtiest since the votes that kept strongman slobodan milosevic in power in the 1990s.“we’ve seen difficult times in this country and we have gone through a number of uneven elections, uneven in the sense of free and fair conditions for holding an election,” jeremic said in an interview with the associated press.“but i think that this beats all the votes that i’ve seen.”the two main opposition candidates will try to beat the odds, media blackouts and public mudslinging as they face the vote sunday that pits them against autocratic prime minister aleksandar vucic.most read stories3-course dinners for $32 starting april 2.no easy task when






le pen and macron: candidates vying to be france's next president


a far-right nationalist and a former banker beat out nine other candidates to make it into the vote's second round.        






serbian presidential vote set for april 2; vucic favored


belgrade, serbia — serbia's parliament speaker has set april 2 as the date for the country's presidential election, in which the country's populist leader will face several opposition candidates who claim irregularities in the pre-vote process.the date announced thursday by speaker maja gojkovic means that the second round of the presidential ballot will be held on easter sunday, april 16, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.serbia's populist prime minister aleksandar vucic — a former ultranationalist now self-declared pro-eu reformer — is considered a clear favorite to win the presidency, possibly even in the first round, according to pre-election polls.he will face several opposition candidates, including pro-western liberal sasa jankovic; former fore






marine le pen vs. emmanuel macron: french candidates couldn't be more different


france’s two presidential candidates have radically different views about the country's role in the world.        






french presidential candidates take positions on paris attack


paris—french voters awoke friday to a rapidly shifting political landscape as candidates locked in a four-way presidential race seized on the champs-élysées attack in an attempt to gain an edge before voting begins sunday.the leading candidates in france’s presidential election scrapped public campaign events scheduled for friday and instead took to the airwaves to address the assault. the political maneuvering triggered a row with the socialist government of president françois hollande as candidates demanded sweeping...






this is how much money the candidates running to be california's next governor h


lt. gov. gavin newsom has raced out to a significant lead in the money race. altogether, the small field of candidates hoping to succeed gov. jerry brown next year has already raised more than $20 million. see how much the candidates have raised and where their biggest donations are coming from. we'll be updating the money race until the election in 2018.






l.a.'s congressional candidates spent an average of $86 per vote in the primary


in the fast and furious primary campaign for l.a.'s 34th congressional district, the crowded field of 24 candidates spent about $2.9 million trying to sway voters.in the end, 42,914 voters cast ballots in the race, bringing the average amount spent per vote to $67.97.some candidates, such as democrat adrienne edwards, didn't report spending no money at all. she received 182 votes.on the high end of the spectrum were former los angeles times employee alejandra campoverdi, who spent $277.93 per vote, and ricardo de la fuente, who dropped $230.92 for each of his 331 voters.aside from candidates who didn't spend anything, candidates who reported spending the least were kenneth mejia at $13.11 and steven mac at $14.15 per vote.robert lee ahn and jimmy gomez, who advanced to the june runoff, spe






2 armed robberies reported on same day in oak park, police say


candidates for the three open trustee seats on the oak park village board offered their opinions on key village issues during a march 1 candidates forum.held at the oak park public library, the league of women voters forum included candidates deno andrews, simone boutet, peter barber, dan moroney... (steve schering)






the fundraising race: search our map to see where tory leadership candidates are


if where they’re getting their financial support is a good indication if they have what it takes to lead canada’s official opposition party, then chris alexander, andrew saxton and deepak obhrai have almost no chance of winning the conservative leadership on may 27.each of the three hopefuls is getting more than 85 per cent of their donations from just two provinces. the race is structured so that each riding gets an equal say in selecting the new leader. that means candidates with support in just a few areas are very likely to be kicked off the ballot early on.working with qlik, an analytics and data visualization company, the national post has created an interactive map using the postal codes of all donations made to conservative leadership candidates from the start of the race up to the






the latest: chanting, whistling crowd protests vucic's win


belgrade, serbia — the latest on serbia's presidential election (all times local):7:45 p.m.hundreds of mostly young people have gathered in downtown belgrade to protest against the presidential victory of serbia's autocratic leader aleksandar vucic.blowing whistles and chanting slogans against vucic, the crowd stopped traffic in front of serbia's parliament building on monday.the crowd gathered after calls on social media claimed vucic has rigged the sunday vote which gave him an overwhelming victory against a string of opposition candidates.the opposition has claimed major election irregularities, including muzzling of the media and intimidation of voters.they are chanting "we don't want you vucic!" and "vucic is a thief!"___6:00 p.m.a leading serbian political analyst has criticized germ






democrat jon ossoff heads to run-off election in battle for georgia’s 6th congre


democratic candidate jon ossoff will face a runoff election against republican karen handel after failing to win a majority of the vote tuesday in georgia’s 6th congressional district special election.there were 18 candidates vying to replace former gop congressman tom price, who left his seat to became president donald trump’s secretary for the u.s. department of health and human services. ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, was the lone democrat in the race.president donald trump had tweeted support for the republican candidates, while bashing ossoff as a “super liberal” who “would be a disaster in congress.”no democrat has represented georgia’s 6th congressional district since 1978. but democrats were hopeful that opposition to the president would drive support for their






conservative candidates make odd fundraising alliance with a d.c. pac


gop candidates from ohio to tennessee have tapped into the fundraising prowess of a national pac       






serbia's powerful pm favored to win presidential election


belgrade, serbia — voters in serbia are casting ballots in a presidential election seen as a test of public support for populist prime minister aleksandar vucic and his autocratic rule.vucic, an ultranationalist turned a pro-eu politician, is slated to win by a high margin against 10 opposition candidates. his political clout could face a blow, however, if he does not sweep his opponents in the first round of voting sunday.vucic needs to win by more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election on april 16 that would put him in a much trickier position against a single opposition candidate.vucic, prime minister since 2014, is expected to use his win to appoint a figurehead successor and transform the presidency from a ceremonial office into a more muscular role.






french presidential candidates take positions on paris attack


paris—french voters awoke friday to a rapidly shifting political landscape, as presidential candidates seized on the champs-élysées attack to try to gain an edge before voting begins sunday.with no clear front-runners and four candidates within striking distance of each other, thursday’s assault threatens to tip the scales of the election. the top two finishers on sunday will head to a runoff on may 7, unless any candidate garners...






albania president calls for dialogue to end political crisis


tirana, albania — albania's president on tuesday urged political party leaders to negotiate a compromise for ending the opposition's boycott of parliament and of next month's parliamentary elections.president bujar nishani aimed his message at prime minister edi rama of the governing socialist party and lulzim basha of the main opposition democratic party, calling on them to resolve the political crisis.both rama and basha responded positively to the president's call for a meeting between the two sides, though it was not clear whether and when they might meet. nishani's term as president ends in july.the opposition has boycotted parliament since february, demanding rama's resignation before the june 18 elections. his opponents say they fear his cabinet will manipulate the vote.the oppositi






hiring lite - perks at work download


download download perks at work hiring is an easy to use app that helps your company make better hiring decisions. it keeps all candidates in one place. lets you schedule interviews, rate candidates, and take notes. data is aggregate into a candidate leader board so you can make real time informed decisions. features of the app- add candidates, including details and education- schedule interviews- attach notes- rate candidates- candidate leader board.






hiring - perks at work download


download download perks at work hiring is an easy to use event based app that helps your company make better hiring decisions. it keeps all candidates in one place. lets you schedule interviews, rate candidates, and take notes. data is aggregate into a candidate leader board so you can make real time informed decisions. features of the app- create events- add candidates, including details and education- schedule interviews- attach notes- rate candidates- candidate leader board.






serbia’s powerful pm favored to win presidential election


belgrade, serbia (ap) — voters in serbia are casting ballots in a presidential election seen as a test of public support for populist prime minister aleksandar vucic and his autocratic rule.vucic, an ultranationalist turned a pro-eu politician, is slated to win by a high margin against 10 opposition candidates. his political clout could face a blow, however, if he does not sweep his opponents in the first round of voting sunday.vucic needs to win by more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election on april 16 that would put him in a much trickier position against a single opposition candidate.vucic, prime minister since 2014, is expected to use his win to appoint a figurehead successor and transform the presidency from a ceremonial office into a more muscular role.most read stor






gambians head to polls to choose parliament under new leader


banjul, gambia — voters are heading to the polls in gambia for parliamentary elections that are expected to end two decades of domination by the party of former leader yahya jammeh.thursday's vote is crucial for the transition promised by president adama barrow, who beat jammeh in december elections. barrow has promised a path toward reconciliation and greater freedoms in the tiny west african country. jammeh's government was long accused of rights abuses.poll worker lamin fofana says a good turnout is expected despite a slow start.some 886,000 gambians are registered to vote on 239 candidates for 53 constituencies.the eight opposition parties that backed barrow are now running separately against the former aprc ruling party, the gambia democratic congress and some 42 independent candidate






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






snp rules not to endorse two sitting mps as general election candidates


image copyrightpaimage caption michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry have both had the party whip withdrawn the snp's national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting mps as candidates in the general election.michelle thomson and natalie mcgarry, who were elected as snp mps but now sit as independent members, were told by the party's ruling body that they would not be selected.ms thomson withdrew from the snp whip last year amid an ongoing police investigation into property deals.she said she was "very disappointed with the decision".and the edinburgh west mp confirmed that "after careful consideration" she had decided not to put herself forward for election.the snp confirmed on saturday that all 54 of its sitting mps would be endorsed as candidates.the leader of the party at westmin






liberals seeking a comeback take aim at their own party


washington — four days after donald trump's surprising white house victory, the liberal organization credo action fired off a frantic warning to its 4.6 million anxious supporters.their worry wasn't the new president. it was his opposition."democratic leaders have been welcoming trump," the email said. "that's not acceptable. democratic leaders need to stand up and fight. now."amid a national surge of anti-trump protests, boycotts and actions, liberals have begun taking aim at a different target: their own party.over the past few weeks, activists have formed a number of organizations threatening a primary challenge to democratic lawmakers who offer anything less than complete resistance to the republican president."we're not interested in unity," said cenk uygur, the founder of justice dem






profile: henrique capriles | venezuela news


venezuelan authorities have banned top opposition leader henrique capriles from running for office for 15 years, the latest move in an increasingly tense power struggle in the crisis-hit country. the move effectively bans capriles from running against maduro in a general election due next year.the ruling said that the sanction was due to "administrative irregularities" by capriles in his post as governor.the 44-year-old capriles has been the most prominent leader of venezuela's opposition over the past decade, twice coming close to winning the presidency.he is also one of the most vocal politicians against the current government and a strong critic of the decision of the supreme court of justice to take over the opposition-led congress' legislative powers."when the dictatorship squeals it'






french election: 5 top candidates to hold first debate


paris — the five leading candidates for france's presidential election are holding their first debate monday, with centrist emmanuel macron and far-right leader marine le pen leading polls, and jobs and security among voters' top concerns.the televised evening debate comes after france was shaken by a weekend attack on soldiers at paris' orly airport, a reminder of security challenges the new president will face.the list of 11 candidates was finalized saturday. the first-round vote is set for april 23; the top two candidates go to a runoff may 7.macron and le pen will be joined at the debate by conservative francois fillon, socialist benoit hamon and far-left leader jean-luc melenchon. the five are expected to be the largest vote-getters in the first round.






profile: henrique capriles | venezuela news


venezuelan authorities have banned top opposition leader henrique capriles from running for office for 15 years, the latest move in an increasingly tense power struggle in the crisis-hit country. the move effectively bans capriles from running against maduro in a general election due next year.the ruling said the sanction was due to "administrative irregularities" by capriles in his post as governor.the 44-year-old capriles has been the most prominent leader of venezuela's opposition over the past decade, twice coming close to winning the presidency.he is also one of the most vocal politicians against the current government and a strong critic of the decision of the supreme court of justice to take over the opposition-led congress' legislative powers."when the dictatorship squeals it's a s






mary tyler moore rejected the feminism of gloria steinem and betty friedan


much will be made in the coming days about mary tyler moore’s role in the women’s movement of the 1970s. but it’s important to keep in mind what mary herself said about gloria steinem, betty friedan and the more outspoken wing of the feminist project.she was not on board.i interviewed mary in what turns out was her last in-depth on- era interview, for a documentary about her career. even though my questions were only about her show business work, mary kept volunteering personal details. looking back, it seems there were a few things she wanted to get off her chest. in my first question, about her early dancing work, mary mentioned that dancing was a respite from her difficult family life. “i was not a very happy little ,” she said. indeed, her mother was an alcoholic; her father, emotional