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Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli elections

Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli elections

World
JERUSALEM -- Exit polls indicate there is no clear winner in Tuesday’s Israeli election, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate uncertain and signaling continued political deadlock.The polls on Israel’s three main TV stations showed Netanyahu and his religious and nationalist allies, as well as diverse array of opponents, both falling short of a parliamentary majority. That could set the stage for weeks of paralysis and even an unprecedented fifth consecutive election. Exit polls are often imprecise and the official results may not be known for days.Netanyahu nevertheless said Israelis had “given a great victory to the right and to the Likud under my leadership" in a Facebook post late Tuesday.The exit polls conducted by Channels 11, 12 and 13 were nearly identical, showing Netan...
Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

World
Nepal’s president has dissolved Parliament after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisisBy BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated PressDecember 20, 2020, 9:55 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKATHMANDU, Nepal -- Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis.Parliamentary elections will be held on April 30 and May 10, according to a statement from President Bidya Devi Bhandari's office.Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli decided to dissolve Parliament at a Cabinet meeting Sunday and immedi...
Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Technology
The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug shots of the men, aged between 27 and 35, were released on a poster with the words: "Wanted by the FBI". The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese and North Korean hackers to target the 2018 games.Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, described the actions of Russia's GRU military intelligence service as "cynical and reckless". Image: It's alleged Russian spies attacked the Olympic Games The UK named the specific group it said was...
Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

World
SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held on Wednesday, a result which reflects the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and leaves it poised to implement its agenda moving forward. The liberal Democratic Party, along with its affiliated Platform Party, is estimated to have won 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, South Korea's legislative body, according to the National Election Commission. The victory marks the largest number of seats any party has won since direct elections were first held in 1987. The main opposition United Future Party and its affiliated party are estimated to have picked up 103 seats. President Moon Jae-in said that he felt a "heavy responsibility" from the election resul...
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after election rout

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after election rout

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will "seriously reflect" after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media.The election, the first since the wave of anti-Beijing protests began, saw an unprecedented turnout of more than 71%.It is being seen as a stinging rebuke of Ms Lam's leadership and a show of support for the protest movement.Hong Kong's young winners and the scalps they tookHong Kong has seen months of increasingly violent protests since Ms Lam tried to introduce a controversial bill enabling extradition to China. I...