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The Lula verdict plunges Brazil into political chaos before the presidential election

The Supreme Court of Brazil ruled on 5 April that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, one of Brazil's most influential politicians, must be imprisoned before he can appeal against corruption. (Reuters) SAO PAULO – A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday to condemn former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has deprived the front-line candidate of Brazil's presidential election …

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What to see in the elections in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban aims for the third time in a row in Sunday's parliamentary elections following two landslide victories in 2010 and 2014. Most opinion polls show that Orban is the best Fidesz party can achieve, gaining a simple majority, which is also the most likely outcome, since Fidesz has a firm leadership in …

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2018 Halftime: Ted Cruz formally enters the election campaign

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has ended the formal start of his re-election campaign here on Wednesday night. But he did not say a word about it to the crowd. Instead, he spoke of how strong Texans are in the. The face of natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and man-made tragedies like the Sutherland Springs Shoot "A Texan is strong." …

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib promises $ 378 million for pre-election officials

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged 1.46 billion ringgit ($ 378.04 million) in salary increases to Malaysia's officials on Wednesday, a key election bank for the governing coalition in upcoming parliamentary elections. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gestures during a rally against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Putrajaya, …

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Egypt election 2018: Sisi won, but he should be worried

For the past four years, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led a security operation that killed thousands of people, detained tens of thousands more, and used torture. It suppresses freedom of expression, undermines civil society and promotes a failed war on Sinai. And after a campaign marked by arrests, intimidation and fears, Sisi secured another four years in office. On …

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