Category: polls

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Hungary elections: Excessive voter turnout as polls shut

Hungarians have voted in high numbers in a closely-watched election that has been billed as a test for the country and Europe. Voting officially ended at 7pm (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, but numerous polling stations remained open to accommodate long lines of people waiting to cast their ballots to elect representatives in the country’s 199-seat…

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Sri Lanka ruling coalition suffers in local polls

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition is on course to suffer a shocking defeat in local elections as the party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to register a landslide victory. At 1:30pm local time (19:00 GMT), with most results in, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had won 44.05 percent of…

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Cyprus election: Voters proceed to polls to desire president

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – Greek Cypriots are voting to choose a president after an election campaign focused on the economy and the divided island’s suspended peace process. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 6pm (16:00 GMT), with a 60-minute break at noon. Results are expected by 830pm…