Presidential election

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Files to Run Again

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, registered on Wednesday to run once again in the June 18 presidential election. Ahmadinejad’s last comeback attempt in 2017 was scuttled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but this time Khamenei appears content to let him run. The extremist hardliner’s candidacy is not welcome news for an unstable Middle East roiled by violence from Iran’s client insurgencies and terrorist proxies. 

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses reporters at the Interior Ministry headquarters in the capital Tehran on May 12, 2021 after registering his candidacy to run again for the presidential elections scheduled for June. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Egypt: Party of Sisi Opponent in Presidential Race Endorsed Sisi

It looked as if Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would run for re-election unopposed, but a competing candidate managed to qualify for the March presidential election just minutes before the registration deadline. It probably still won’t be much of a race, as newly minted presidential candidate Mousa Mostafa Mousa leads a party that has endorsed Sisi for re-election and organized political events on the incumbent’s behalf within the last few days.

Egypt's Sisi set for new term as presidential nominations close

Kenyan Opposition Claims Hackers Rigged Presidential Election

The contentious Kenyan presidential election appears to have returned President Uhuru Kenyatta to office with a ten- or eleven-point win over his main rival, Raila Odinga. However, Odinga claimed Wednesday that the official results are “fictitious” and a fair count of the votes would show him as the winner.

A Kenyan Samburu warrior casts his ballot at a polling station in Nkirish, in the Eastern Province, during general elections on August 8, 2017. Kenyans began voting in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of violence in east …

Limbaugh: Big Government Liberalism Was Told to Go to Hell

Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talked Rush Limbaugh reacted to the previous night’s presidential election, which gave Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Limbaugh told his listeners Republicans should not interpret the outcome

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