Government transitions

Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they block the road in front of riot police and an army convoy, during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 03, 2019 - 3:46 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said. Mariam al-Mahdi, deputy chief of the main opposition Umma Party, told The Associated Press that the Forces for Declaration...
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Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 01, 2019 - 5:01 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan's security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other areas Sunday in the...
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Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shamseddine Kabbashi, speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers — who did not immediately commit to the plan. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...
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June 23, 2019 - 7:37 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The candidate chosen by Mauritania's outgoing president has claimed victory only hours after polls closed. Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani is a retired general who served as Mauritania's defense minister before being chosen as the heir apparent to retiring President Mohamed...
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Ruling party presidential candidate and former Defense Minister Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani casts his ballot in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Saturday June 22, 2019. Mauritanians are choosing between outgoing President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's heir apparent and five opposition candidates who believe the front-runner would represent a continuation of his rule in this West African country battling Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/Elhady Ould Mohamedou)
June 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday went to the polls as the outgoing president's preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. It was expected to be the country's first peaceful transfer of power. One candidate...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, it is announced Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Alastair Grant, Alastair Grant)
June 21, 2019 - 5:03 am
LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...
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Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, arrives to Electoral Court center in Guatemala City, Monday, June 17, 2019. Torres, a former first lady led early results from Guatemala's presidential election, although a second round of voting is expected to determine who will oversee this Central American nation. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 17, 2019 - 3:27 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and...
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Supporters of the former government camp outside the interior ministry in Chisinau, Moldova, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Moldova's police chief on Wednesday dismissed six officers who publicly backed a rival government, reflecting a continuing power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
June 13, 2019 - 10:50 am
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his strong support to Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival administration in the former Soviet republic. In an interview Thursday with the Mir television station in Russia,...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England. A general election called by May to bolster her party's numbers in Parliament to help with the Brexit negotiations backfires as her Conservative Party loses its majority and continues in a weakened state as a minority government.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 07, 2019 - 3:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party,...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:28 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is trying to form a new government and keep his Socialist Party in power. The Spanish Parliament's speaker, Meritxell Batet, said Thursday that Spanish King Felipe VI has proposed Sánchez as the candidate to form a government. Sánchez's...
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