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.
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.