Japan goes to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday, just weeks after Fumio Kishida became prime minister, and with significant challenges at home and abroad in the forefront of the electorate's minds.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Germans to give her conservative would-be successor Armin Laschet the vote to "shape Germany's future", in a last-ditch push ahead of the Sunday’s general elections.
Russia’s ruling United Russia party retained its parliamentary majority after the Central Election Commission (CEC) data showed the party secured 49.63% of the ballots on the party list to the State Duma (lower house of parliament).
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday again promised new multi-party elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at paving the way for elections in Libya in late December failed to find common ground, the deputy of the United Nations mission in Libya said on Friday night after weeklong talks near Geneva.
The spokesperson for Iran’s Elections Headquarters said the number of polling stations across the country for the upcoming presidential election has increased by more than 10,000 compared to the previous rounds in order to alleviate concerns about the coronavirus spread.
The spokesman of the Guardian Council, a body in charge of screening presidential elections’ hopefuls, said that vetting of the cases of all registered candidates for the upcoming presidential elections was finished, but the results will be announced on Tuesday.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed called early Wednesday for elections and a return to dialogue after the extension of his mandate sparked the fragile nation’s worst political violence in years.