The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas welcomed a decree by Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank later this year, expressing its “strong eagerness to make this obligation successful”.
Control of the US Senate – and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda – is on the line in a pair of runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday after a dizzying campaign that shattered spending and early turnout records.
Mohammad Yusuf voted in almost every Myanmar election from 1974 until 2010 — the last time ethnic Rohingya were allowed to vote in the country he still calls home after fleeing three years ago in the wake of a brutal military offensive.
Iran praised Bolivia for holding peaceful presidential elections and returning to democracy following a yearlong power vacuum caused by the forced resignation of ex-president Evo Morales, saying Tehran is ready to boost friendly relations with La Paz.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson reacted to claims by the US President Donald Trump that an agreement with Washington would be much harder for Tehran if he won reelection, saying that it does not matter for Iran who would win the US elections.
Iraq’s top cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Sunday threw his support behind the prime minister’s announcement that parliamentary elections will be held ahead of schedule next year, saying the timing should not serve the interests of political groups.
Voters in France donned face masks to cast their ballots on Sunday in a delayed second round of country-wide municipal elections, a mid-term test for President Emmanuel Macron and his ruling party which could fail to win a single big city.
This week, the Venezuelan government said elections for the country's Congress, also known as National Assembly, will be held this year despite the recent attack, against facilities of the National Electoral Council.