In a bid to smarten its pre-election face, the ruling party wants popular heavyweights in its corner.
Times are a-changing in Spain as the new office bearers embrace the secular state and do away with cars.
Anti-poverty activist elected as mayor of Barcelona; the ruling right-wing People's Party was battered at the ballot box.
The mayoral race is down to a pair of self-styled "little grandmothers" who are poles apart in their politics but equally tenacious and astute.
A shift is taking place in the Democrats, which optimists hope will embrace grassroot Americans. Bernie Sanders is their candidate.
Eastern Cape leadership wants the soccer boss as Nelson Mandela Bay's mayor to retain the key metro and revive its fortunes before 2016 elections.
By the time you read this, it will be clear if Britain will have another Tory coalition government. But who really holds the power strings in Britain?
As the Conservatives lag at the polls, the UK prime minister warns of economic doom if Labour wins.
The Joint Arab List, a coalition of Israel's Arab parties that is now the third-largest group in the Knesset, did not accept Netanyahu's apology.
Polls suggest that the embattled Israeli leader could lose power in next week's election.
With elections scheduled for 15 sub-Saharan countries this year, an Africa Check factsheet looks to the polls for leadership in five volatile states.
Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.
The political antics of the coming months could set the tone for the next 20 years, writes Richard Calland.
African leaders are set to discuss economic recovery for countries affected by war and the Ebola virus at the African Union summit in Adis Ababa.
The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of their May elections.
Botswana's executive has accepted a high court ruling that protects "free and fair election" through a secret ballot, as opposed to a show of hands.
Midterm poll defeat will rattle presidential heir-apparent Hillary Clinton.
The left has run the country since 2003, but now is presented with a very real threat from the conservative elite.
We take a look at the context behind the Hong Kong protests – which saw more than 100 000 people take to the streets of the city.