Some election news from around the world:
From Yahoo News – Coalition or snap polls? Turkey’s scenarios after election shock:
Turkey’s Islamic-rooted ruling party won the biggest portion of the vote in Sunday’s polls but lost the parliamentary majority it had held since 2002, delivering a severe blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers.
For the first time in its 13-year rule, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) must enter coalition talks or call snap elections as the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) easily surpassed the 10 percent barrier needed to send MPs to parliament.
From the Huffington Post – Mexico’s Midterm Elections Results See Ruling Party Lead, First Independent Wins:
President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, lost legislative seats, according to official vote counts released Monday by the electoral institute. But a strong and controversial campaign by allied Green Party boosted that party by as many as 20 seats, which could give the ruling party a voting majority for the first time in nearly two decades.
In an election marred by sporadic violence, independent Jaime Rodriguez, known as “El Bronco,” won the governor’s race in the border state of Nuevo Leon, ousting the PRI from a key state that includes the business hub of Monterrey. His popularity was attributed to voters’ disgust with all political parties.