/ May 22, 2017

Shimizu cruises to third term in Saitama mayoral race

Saitama Mayor Hayato Shimizu was re-elected to a third term over the weekend, decisively defeating his two rivals. Shimizu, 55, ran on his accomplishments in administrative and fiscal reform in Sunday’s election. Running as an independent, he was backed by Democratic Party members of ...

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

/ May 10, 2017

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

The niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday that she’s leaving political life, at least temporarily, citing “personal and political reasons.” Marion Marechal-Le Pen had been seen as a rising star of the nationalist and anti-immigration National Front party. ...

Erdogan declares 'historic decision' poll win as foes cry fraud

/ Apr 17, 2017

Erdogan declares 'historic decision' poll win as foes cry fraud

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday’s referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a “historic decision.” Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said unofficial results showed the “yes” side had won by a margin of ...

Mayoral campaigns kick off in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward

/ Jan 29, 2017

Mayoral campaigns kick off in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward

Campaigns for the mayoral election in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward kicked off Sunday, opening what is widely viewed as a proxy battle between Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Liberal Democratic Party ahead of July’s metropolitan assembly election. Three people filed candidacies on the day, ...