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UK opposition parties outline election plan

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by law to ask EU leaders last weekend to delay Brexit after MPs refused to back the Brexit terms he struck with Brussels

ELECTION PREPARATION. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows members of parliament gathering in the House of Commons in central London on September 25, 2019 after parliament resumed. AFP/PRU photo

Italy coalition in crisis after Salvini calls for snap polls

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who has held several rounds of talks to try to ease the crisis in the 14-month-old government, angrily calls on Matteo Salvini to justify his move

SNAP POLLS? Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Tunisia prepares for polls after death of president

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Within hours of Beji Caid Essebsi's death, parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur is sworn in as interim president, who under the constitution has 90 days to organize a presidential election

SNAP ELECTIONS. A man lowers the Tunisian national flag to half-mast in honor of late president Beji Caid Essebsi, in Tunis on July 26, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

Israel inches closer to snap election with overnight vote

May 28, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Pitched into chaos by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to form a governing coalition after the April polls, the Knesset voted 66 to 44 in favor of a new election, tentatively scheduled for September 17

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem on May 27, 2019. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Spain votes in early election marked by far-right resurgence

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Far-right party Vox looks set to make its first-ever entrance into the national parliament

SNAP ELECTIONS. Voters cast their ballots at the Central University of Barcelona being used as a polling station in Barcelona during general elections in Spain on April 28, 2019. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

New Kazakhstan president calls snap elections for June

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says he had consulted with Nursultan Nazarbayev and other top officials before making the decision

SNAP ELECTIONS. In this file photo, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes the oath as Kazakh interim president during a ceremony in Astana on March 20, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

LIST: Marcos and the number 7

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Here are 7 instances where the number 7 figured in the life (and post-death) of the former president and dictator

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Iceland PM announces resignation after vote drubbing

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson s Progressive Party wins just 8 seats in the 63 member parliament

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (R) casts his ballot next to his wife Ingibjoerg Elsa Ingjaldsdottir in a polling station in Fludir, Iceland, during the snap general election, on October 29, 2016. Icelanders vote in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown. / AFP PHOTO / Halldor KOLBEINS

Kuwait sets snap polls for November 26

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Registration for candidates wishing to run in the election will open immediately after the publication of the decree in the official gazette expected in the coming few days a statement says

KUWAIT. Kuwaiti National Assembly guards walk inside the building in Kuwait City on October 16, 2016. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

'Are we safe here?' The night Cory Aquino hid in Cebu

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Carmelite sisters recall how they helped protect the country s first female president and ultimately restore Philippine democracy 30 years ago

THEY HELPED CORY. (From left to right) Mother Aimee, Mother Ilaya, Mother Marietta. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Rappler Talk: The Lee Kuan Yew effect in Singapore polls?

Sep 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

What explains the results of Singapore s election?

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Sep 11, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Opposition seeks end to one-party dominance as Singapore votes

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:15 AM

4th UPDATE Polls are now closed after staying open for 12 hours

SNAP ELECTION. Supporters oF various political parties display party flags on Nomination Day ahead of a September 11 snap general election in Singapore on September 1, 2015. File photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Greece names top judge as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Vassiliki Thanou 65 is known for firing off an emotional letter to European Commission chairman Jean Claude Juncker in February

Greek political leaders row over snap election

Aug 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

An unprecedented war of words has broken out between Greece s outgoing government the parliament chief and the president over early elections

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

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Aug 21, 2015 - 6:43 PM

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Marcos vs Aquino, and past snap elections around the world

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Similar presidential and parliamentary snap polls have resulted in a change in leadership, while others have solidified the incumbent's hold on power

THE OPPONENT. Corazon Aquino, the wife of slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr, is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 3, 1985, in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll on February 7. At left is opposition stalwart Lorenzo Tañada, and at right is Member of Parliament Cecilia Muñoz Palma.

Greece set for snap poll after failure to choose president

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:59 PM

The vote which Prime Minister Antonis Samaras proposed for January 25 is likely to further rattle the economy and financial markets after Greece s dire finances nearly destroyed the eurozone in 2012

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. Photo by TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

Japan PM Abe plans snap election on December 14 – media

Nov 15, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The prime minister is expected to announce his decision at a press conference on Tuesday November 18

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a speech during the photo call sessions of the 17th ASEAN-Plus Three Summit as part of the ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on November 13, 2014. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Rappler Newscast | February 4, 2014

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Former Erap aide under pressure to testify in pork barrel scam? Malacañang investigates Zenaida Ducut Thai opposition wants snap elections nullified

Rappler Newscast | December 9, 2013

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:38 PM

The government and the MILF sign the deal on power sharing The death toll from Typhoon Yolanda nears 6 000 Thailand’s prime minister calls a snap election

Ninoy's life and times in TV special

Aug 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Docu aims to reacquaint martyred politician and PNoy s father to today s youth

PRISON. Aquino found strength in his darkest chapter. Photo courtesy of Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.

1986 Comelec walkout not about Cory or Marcos

Feb 25, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Statement of vote tabulators from 1986 puts snap election walkout in perspective

WALKOUT. Vote tabulators walked out during the quick count of votes in the 1986 snap elections. Photo from