#Election

2 days ago.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
People show their voter ID as they stand in queue to cast their vote for Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat election, amid the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. (Phot credit: PTI)

  • Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded the highest polling percentage of 48% till 1 PM
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav did not cast a vote
  • Masks and social distancing were made mandatory at booths

2 days ago.Texas, USA
American actor Matthew McConaughey is famous for his roles in 'Interstellar' and 'Dallas Buyers Club'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@McConaughey)

  • Matthew is yet to formally announce his political plans
  • He could defeat Abbott in the 2022 elections, according to a University of Texas poll
  • 45% of people voted for McConaughey

2 days ago.Damascus, Syria
Syria has seen a decade of civil war. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • This will be the second vote since the conflict erupted in March 2011
  • Syria is in a deep economic crisis owing to the pandemic and financial turmoil in Lebanon
  • Voting will only be allowed for Syrians living in government-controlled areas

12 April.Ecuador
Guillermo Lasso, former banker, wins the presidential election. (Picture Credit-PTI)

  • With 93 percent of votes counted, Lasso held a lead of almost five percentage points over economist Arauz
  • Conservative Lasso declared himself president-elect 
  • He accepted the "challenge" of changing Ecuador's "destiny"

10 April.Guwahati, Assam, India
Repolling will be held at the polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong constituencies on April 20, the ECI said in a letter addressed to the Chief Electoral Officer. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • ECI called for repolling after an EVM was found in vehicles associated with BJP candidates
  • At a station in Haflong assembly constituency, 171 votes were cast even though 90 people were eligible
  • At least three persons were injured in an incident of firing at the Sonai constituency

6 April.Barama, Assam, India
The Barama assembly constituency recorded a voter turnout of 82.05% in 2016. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The Barama assembly constituency is currently held by Bodoland People's Front (BDF) leader Maneswar Brahma
  • Brahma defeated Independent candidate Rekha Rani Das Boro in the 2016 elections by a margin of 9,796 votes
  • The constituency falls under Assam's Gautam Buddha Nagar district

5 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The campaign sent out email requests as their key method of attracting donations. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • 11% of the money raised by campaign was given back 
  • Trump campaign refunded an average of $720,000 daily in December
  • Biden campaign's refund rate was 2.2% in 2020

30 March
China's ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed the ruling Communist Party's latest move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the territory's leaders. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The "reforms" unveiled on Tuesday are the most dramatic overhaul of Hong Kong's political system
  • China's decision to overhaul Hong Kong's already limited election system is the latest measure aimed at opposition
  • The new reforms expand the legislature's seats to 90, in which, only 20 will be directly elected

29 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Georgian Governor Brian Kemp signed the Election Integrity Act of 2021 into law recently
  • Biden has urged the Congress to pass the two Acts soon
  • If passed the acts would be imposed all across America 

26 March
Assam government employees sort election material ahead of the first phase of Assam Assembly Elections-2021, at Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_25_2021_000176B)

  • Mariani assembly constituency is currently held by Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi
  • Mriani falls under Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency
  • Rupjyoti Kurmi won by a margin of 1,793 votes in 2016