By Anne Kauranen and Tarmo Virki HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's leftist Social Democrats won a parliamentary election on Sunday by a slight margin with 18.9 percent of votes, partial results showed, amid mounting concern among voters over the future of the country's expensive welfare system.The center-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 16.7 percent of the advance votes, after 47 percent of ballots were counted. The Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.5 percent.If final results confirm the outcome, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne could become Finland's first leftist prime minister in two decades. But the process of putting together a coalition could be drawn out because a fragmented parliament. Public broadcaster Yle is expected to publish its forecast of the final election result at 1830 GMT."For the first time in a long time, Social Democrats are the largest party," Rinne, a 56-year-old former union … [Read more...] about Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result
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Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Updated 5:31 pm CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also scheduled to attend the service, but cancelled. less Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also ... more Photo: Jerome Delay, AP Photo: Jerome Delay, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, … [Read more...] about African Union urges Congo to suspend final election results
Updated 2:30 pm CST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Democrats picked up at least one seat in this week's elections even as they waited Thursday for additional results that could break the chamber's long-running Republican supermajority. Republicans have held supermajorities of more than two-thirds in both the state House and the Senate since the 2012 election, allowing them to pass bills even if all Democrats boycotted votes. Democrats needed to pick up eight seats in the Senate to break its GOP supermajority, but got only one. The party needed to gain four House seats on Tuesday to break that chamber's Republican supermajority. They picked up one, the Lafayette-area House District 26, and were leading in two other close races — northwestern Indiana's House Districts 15 and 19, both of which have GOP incumbents. Meanwhile, the outcome of the fourth race — House District 4 — and the District 19 race remained unclear … [Read more...] about House Dems await election results, eyeing GOP supermajority
John Martin Evansville Courier & Press Published 5:58 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 EVANSVILLE, Ind. — It was a heavy turnout election, and voters remained in line in at least two sites when polls closed. So, some delay in the posting of returns on Tuesday night might have been expected. But the final election results for Vanderburgh County were still not known until 9:20 or so, more than three hours after vote centers closed at 6. That meant a long wait for candidates — some of whom were involved in extremely close contests — and everyone else interested in the outcomes. At 7:30, Vanderburgh County was the only major metropolitan area in Indiana with no election returns showing. U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, whose Southwestern Indiana district includes 20 counties, was declared the winner of his race by the Associated Press at 7:45 p.m., before the district's most populous county, Vanderburgh, had any results posted at all. The results of … [Read more...] about What took Vanderburgh County election results so long?
Jen Todd Nashville Tennessean Published 2:24 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 About one quarter of Sumner County voters cast their ballots in Thursday's election. A total of 28,228 participated in the election, including early and absentee votes, out of 105,465 registered voters in the county. While several county seats were uncontested since May's primary election, two school board spots and seven County Commissioner seats faced challengers. Here are the final results: Republican Primary Governor Diane Black: 7,155 U.S. Senate Marsha Blackburn: 17,571 U.S. House of Representatives District 6 Bob Corlew: 5,905 Tennessee House of Representatives District 40 Terri Lynn Weaver: 3,807 Chad Williams: 757 Tennessee House of Representatives District 44 William Lamberth: 6,522 Tennessee House of Representatives District 45 Avery Field: 1,219 Johnny Garrett: 6,362 State Committeeman District 18 Chris Hughes: 16,400 State Committeewoman District 18 Maria Stewart: 16,393 More: Bill Lee takes … [Read more...] about Sumner County 2018 final election results are in