Jan 10, 2016

Campaigning begins for Portuguese presidential election

Campaigning for Portugal’s presidency officially got underway Sunday, with a record 10 candidates, led by conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, contending the Jan. 24 ballot. De Sousa, a 67-year-old professor of law and veteran TV political commentator, is backed by 52.9 percent of the ...

Nov 24, 2015

Ono, Matsuno to vie for Ishin leadership

Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) general council head Jiro Ono and party leader Yorihisa Matsuno filed Tuesday to run in the party’s leadership election Dec. 5. Issues facing the major opposition party include the proposed creation of a unified parliamentary group with the ...