Europe saw a political shake up this weekend when voters went to the polls in France, Serbia and Greece. Greek voters gave a majority to the center-right New Democracy party. But with only about 19 percent of the vote, they did not win enough seats to take control of parliament.
Wisconsin’s attonery general plans to appeal a temporary injunction of that state’s controversial voter ID law which went into effect this year.“My office will continue its efforts to defend the law, and I am confident that the Voter ID law ultimately will be upheld,” said Wisconsin Attorney General
Vladimir Putin won another victory in yesterday’s presidential elections in Russia. Putin, who has been either president or prime minister for the past 12 years, was expected to win. Putin's victory comes with widespread allegations of fraud – by international observers and his opponents
On Sunday, Russian voters go to the polls to elect a new president in a new environment. During the last few months, Russia has seen its biggest protests since the fall of the Soviet Union. As the election nears, the country has mobilized an unprecedented number of voting monitors.
The timing of an alleged plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has raised eyebrows. State television blames Chechen rebels. Many Russians, however, have called the plot a fabrication to garner sympathy for Putin ahead of this weekend’s elections.
Candidates running for Cook County offices on next year's ballot began filing their petitions on Monday.Three county-wide offices are up for election in 2012, including the State's Attorney and the Circuit Court ClerkClerk David Orr said early filings indicate those three races might be less competi