Government transitions

Supporters of Turkey's President and ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrate outside the party headquarters in Istanbul, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Unofficial results from Turkey's presidential election show incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a commanding lead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 25, 2018 - 1:49 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Turkey's national electoral board has pronounced incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winner of the country's presidential election with an "absolute majority" of valid...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a statement on national television from his official residence in Istanbul, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 24, 2018 - 8:43 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential vote and a...
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Janez Jansa, right-wing opposition Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) leader, right, speaks to journalists after casting his ballot at a polling station in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Slovenians are voting in a parliamentary election with polls predicting that an anti-immigrant party will win the most votes but not enough to form a government on its own.(AP Photo)
June 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia's parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results. The State Election Commission said after counting some...
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Spain's socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the presence of Spain's King Felipe VI after a swearing in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Saturday June 2, 2018. Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's Prime Minister by King Felipe VI in a ceremony after coming to power Saturday a day after successfully leading a no-confidence vote to oust conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. (Emilio Naranjo/Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 3:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had been barely sworn in Saturday before one of the country's most critical issues facing his fragile government was pressed upon him: ending the Catalan secession crisis. Less than two hours after Sanchez had taken his oath to uphold...
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Catalan President Quim Torra, center, poses with the members of the new government after the swearing in ceremony celebrated at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, June 2, 2018. The separatist leader of Catalonia says he will continue to push for secession after the end of a seven-month takeover by Spanish authorities following last year's failed breakaway bid. Quim Torra said after swearing in his Cabinet that "this government accepts the charge to continue forward with the mandate . to form an independent state." (Jordi Bedmar Pascual, Pool via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 8:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spanish political developments (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The separatist leader of Catalonia says he will continue to push for secession after the end of a seven-month takeover by Spanish authorities following last year's failed breakaway bid. Quim Torra said after...
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Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio meets reporters at the Italian parliament, in Rome, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Italy will take more time to try to form a government rather than head for another election in order to avoid the risk of more financial market turmoil, the premier-designate said Wednesday. The two populist parties that got the most votes in the March 4 election failed to create a government over the weekend after President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their proposed economy minister. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 1:02 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the drawn-out negotiations to form Italy's next government (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Italy's president has tapped politically inexperienced law professor Giuseppe Conte to be the premier who will head Italy's first populist government. The president's office announced...
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Giuseppe Conte addresses the media at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Italy’s president has tapped law professor Giuseppe Conte to be Italy’s next premier heading Italy’s first populist government. The president’s office announced Thursday that Conte had accepted the role, and that he would be sworn in Friday afternoon with ministers. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 6:08 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League succeeded Thursday in forming western Europe's first populist government, which will be headed by a political novice whose first try was rejected four days earlier as too risky for the Italian economy. What changed...
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Investors monitor stock prices in a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could turn into a referendum whether it stays in the euro bloc. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 30, 2018 - 8:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday amid hopes for a resolution in Italy's political turmoil that may put a halt to talk of another election this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX climbed 0.6 percent to 12,748 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares...
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May 30, 2018 - 6:11 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Italy's Premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli says "new possibilities" have emerged to form a government based on the outcome of March 4 elections. Efforts by two populist parties to create a coalition government failed...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 12:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of being an "MS-13 lover" and dismissed a Democratic Senate candidate as a "tool" of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a line of attack likely to become familiar as he boosts Republican congressional...
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