Parliamentary elections

Britain' Prime Minister Boris Johnson raises a pint of beer, as he meets with military veterans at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 as part of the General Election campaign trail. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 3:08 am
LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David...
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A British Union flag flutters in the breeze boats line the Marina in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling to win working-class former industrial towns, where voters could hold the key to the prime minister's office. The English port town of Hartlepool is an example. People there have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 13, 2019 - 2:29 am
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — In Hartlepool, a tough, proud English port town whipped by bitter North Sea winds, people have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. But not anymore. Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling fiercely to win Hartlepool...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, swears in as a member of the parliament during a gala inauguration of a new four-year term of the national parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.(AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first...
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Supporters of the government shout slogans outside Moldova's parliament during a rally in Chisinau, Moldova, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Prime Minister Maia Sandu's government coalition between a pro-European group and a Russian-backed party has fallen after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament as 63 of 101 lawmakers supported the no-confidence motion.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
November 12, 2019 - 7:30 am
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government coalition between a pro-European group and a Russian-backed party collapsed Tuesday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament. Prime Minister Maia Sandu's five-month-old government lost the vote as 63 of 101 lawmakers supported the no-confidence...
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Brexit party leader Nigel Farage speaks to journalists during an event as part of the General Election campaign trail, in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 11, 2019 - 10:19 am
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage...
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Pro-Catalan independence demonstrators hold banners reading in Catalan "everyone to La Jonquera" as they block a major highway border pass near La Jonquera between Spain and France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera between France and Spain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
November 11, 2019 - 9:44 am
MADRID (AP) — A general election called to end political deadlock in Spain has only deepened uncertainty about the future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy and raised the possibility of yet another ballot — the fifth in five years — next year. No party achieved a clear mandate to govern...
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Santiago Abascal, leader of far-right Vox Party, addresses supporters outside the party headquarters after the announcement of the general election first results, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Spain's Interior Ministry says that early results show Socialists winning Spain's national election, but without a clear end to the country's political deadlock. Vox is also surging to become the country's third political force, more than doubling its presence in the parliament's lower house from 24 to 53 deputies only six months after its debut. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
November 10, 2019 - 3:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain's election (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The leader of Spain's traditional conservative party says he will work toward helping Spain ends its political deadlock after Sunday's inconclusive national election. Pablo Casado says his Popular Party will "exercise our...
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Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the launch of the party's General Election campaign, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. The Scottish National Party is officially launching its campaign for Britain’s upcoming Dec. 12 election, with the SNP hoping to put Scotland a step closer to independence. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 4:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party launched its campaign for Britain's Dec. 12 election on Friday, urging Scots to send its lawmakers to London in order to bring Scotland a step closer to independence. The party currently holds 35 of Scotland's 59 House of Commons seats, and hopes discontent...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street on route to Buckingham Palace ahead of an audience with Queen Elizabeth II and the formal start of the General Election, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.(Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 3:01 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday as he prepared to officially launch the governing Conservative Party's campaign for the Dec. 12 election. While unofficial campaigning has been gearing up for weeks, the five-...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a cabinet meeting, inside number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 6:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's three major national political parties wooed weary voters on Tuesday, all promising an end to Brexit wrangling if they win next month's national election — but offering starkly different visions of how to achieve that. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says if his Conservative...
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