Iran president denounces aide's disqualification from election
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to ask Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to intervene. Ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, also disqualified, won't appeal. TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday denounced as unjust the supervisory electoral body's disqualification of his top aide from next month's presidential poll and said he plans to appeal to the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Tight Race Seen in Pakistan Election
The national election here on Saturday is a fiercely contested three-way race that could solidify the nuclear-armed nation's transition to democracy even as it could further dent fragile relations with the U.S.
New York City considers allowing non-citizens to vote
New York could become the first major city in the nation to allow some non-citizens to vote in local elections as the city council considers a measure that would enfranchise hundreds of thousands of immigrants.
Imran Khan's 'Tsunami' Sweeps Nation as Pakistan Prepares to Vote
A massive crowd rallies Thursday evening, May 9, 2013 for Imran Khan, the populist cricketer-turned-activist. Khan has drawn massive crowds and enthusiasm in the closing days of Pakistan's national elections. (Photo/Facebook)
Malaysia Leader Urges Unity After Vote
Newly elected Prime Minister Najib Razak said he would press ahead with a multibillion-dollar modernization program for Malaysia's economy, adding that he hoped it would help reunite the Southeast Asian nation after the most fiercely contested election in its history.