A postal vote among some 450,000 German Social Democrat members has begun in order to get their approval of another 'Grand Coalition' lead by chancellor Angela Merkel. Deadline for voting is 2 March with the result expected on 4 March. SPD's youth and left wings are fiercely opposed to another governing term with Merkel, while others fear low support for the SPD should the deal be rejected, prompting new elections.
Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.
Pennsylvania's top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections.