Run-off elections

Former Finance Minister Ingrida Simonyte, a presidential candidate, speaks to the media at a polling station in presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Voters are going to the polls to elect a president to succeed Dalia Grybauskaite, who has completed her maximum two terms in office. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 12, 2019 - 6:56 pm
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent economist and a former finance minister held the top two spots in returns from Lithuania's presidential election Sunday and appeared headed to a runoff ballot later this month to choose a successor to incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite. With 1,631 of the country's 1,...
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People arrive at a polling station to vote for the presidential election, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Polls opened early Sunday in North Macedonia for a presidential election runoff with key concern whether the needed 40 % turnout will be reached for the vote to be valid. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
May 05, 2019 - 4:02 pm
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The presidential candidate backed by North Macedonia's center-left government had a comfortable lead over a conservative rival based on preliminary returns from a runoff election Sunday. With over 80 percent of polling stations reporting, Stevo Pendarovski of the...
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April 30, 2019 - 10:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary. State Rep...
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Election officials start counting ballots at the polling station after the second round of presidential elections in Mariinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 21, 2019 - 8:55 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 3:55 a.m. With just over half of Ukraine's polling stations reporting, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV is cruising toward a landslide victory in Sunday's...
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Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, a presidential candidate for the opposition conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, talks for the media outside a polling station, after voting for the presidential elections, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sunday, April 21, 2019. North Macedonia holds the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, seen as key test of the government following deep polarization after the country changed its name to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term "Macedonia". (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 21, 2019 - 4:58 pm
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A presidential election in North Macedonia that gave voters another chance to express an opinion on their country's new name will go to a runoff after turnout in the first round of voting Sunday was too low for a candidate to win outright, election officials said. The...
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A bus drives past a billboard depicting Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin looking at each other in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The second round of presidential vote in Ukraine will take place on April 21. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 18, 2019 - 5:32 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comedian who leads in the polls ahead of Sunday's runoff, told the RBC Ukraine website in an...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures as he answers to a journalist's question ahead of the presidential elections on April 21, at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The event Sunday was the latest unusual scene in the fight between Poroshenko and Zelenskiy, the comedian whom polls show holding a commanding lead. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 14, 2019 - 12:05 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stood next to an empty lectern bearing his election rival's name and used a solo appearance at Ukraine's largest sports stadium Sunday to lash out at the race's inexperienced front-runner as a "virtual candidate." While Volodymyr Zelenskiy,...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 12:52 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in the election, according to results released Monday. With nearly 92% of the...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 31, 2019 - 9:56 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Ukraine's central elections commission says nearly 64 percent of the country's registered voters took part in the presidential election. Only fragmentary results from the election had been reported...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 31, 2019 - 9:07 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The...
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