Armenia's Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, cementing his authority months after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution.
A political impasse in Sri Lanka could be set to drag on longer after President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he would not reinstate Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister even if he was able to prove his majority in parliament.
A group of up to 100 Papua New Guinea (PNG) security personnel have forced their way into parliament to demand unpaid wages, just days after world leaders attended a regional summit in the impoverished island nation.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended Parliament until Nov. 16, a day after removing Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replacing him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in a surprise move that signals escalating political tensions in the South Asian nation.
Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centers opening hours late – or not at all – due to technical glitches and lack of staff.