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United Kingdom

Conservative Party announces the Clacton by-election is to be held on October 9th following defection of MP - @SkyNewsBreak

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Hong Kong police arrested at least 22 people during a series of protests over electoral reforms - @AFP

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Guantanamo, Guantanamo, CU

Uruguay: Plan to resettle 6 men held at Guantanamo still being negotiated, unlikely to occur before upcoming elections - @AP

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Photo: Protesters hold lights in Hong Kong after China said 2017 elections wouldn't be fully democratic - @JournoDannyAsia

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

China's parliament says candidates for 2017 Hong Kong election must be nominated by 'broadly representative' committee - @XHNews via @Reuters

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Afghanistan elections 2014

3,781 boxes of 22,821 are left for audit and recount as Afghan presidential election recount continues - @TOLOnews

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane says he plans to return to the country from South Africa and step aside if he loses the next election - @AJEnglish

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elections

#BREAKING Judge rules in favor if Cochran's motion to dismiss McDaniel election challenge. His next option is a MS Supreme Court Appeal. - @16WAPTNews

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economic indicators

Brazil's economy falls into recession amid negative impact of World Cup; 'worrying slowdown' comes just a month before general election - @BBCWorld

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Clacton-on-Sea, England, GB

Existing Ukip parliamentary candidate for Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, refuses to stand aside for defecting Tory MP Douglas Carswell - @theipaper

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American Civil Liberties Union

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit over Hawaii election http://t.co/qYPtDVtLEn #breaking - @KITV4

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Afghanistan elections 2014

UN says it is 'not possible' to finish Afghanistan vote audit by Sept. 2 - @ReutersWorld

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Douglas Carswell

Douglas Carswell to resign from parliament and force a by-election following his defection to UKIP - @SophyRidgeSky

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Afghanistan elections 2014

Afghan candidate Ghani pulls observers from election audit after rival drops out, UN to continue audit, Ghani official says - @Reuters

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Afghanistan elections 2014

UN says 'temporary disruption' to Afghan election audit after candidate threatens to pull out, spokesman says - @Reuters

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2014 US elections

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne loses GOP primary for re-election after scandal-plagued term - @AP

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2014 US elections

Former Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego wins Democratic primary in 7th Congressional District - @AP

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2014 US elections

Retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers wins GOP primary in Arizona's 9th Congressional District - @AP

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2014 US elections

State Treasurer Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for Arizona governor - @AP

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2014 election for Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's seat

State Sen. Connie Johnson wins Democratic runoff in race to fill Oklahoma US Senate seat - @AP

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