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Belarus strongman faces female rival in tense presidential vote

Belarus strongman faces female rival in tense presidential vote

Polls opened Sunday in Belarus as the ex-Soviet state holds a high-stakes presidential election with a female opposition candidate posing the greatest challenge yet to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poles began voting on Sunday in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels.

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday took his oath of office as the country's new president after winning a re-run of general elections with 58.57 percent of the vote.

Macron braces for setback in France's local polls

Macron braces for setback in France's local polls

France's ruling party is expected Sunday to be handed a stinging rebuke by voters in the final round of local elections, the first big political test for President Emmanuel Macron since the coronavirus crisis began to ease.

Germany's Maas moots no more EU border closures without a vote

Germany's Maas moots no more EU border closures without a vote

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas does not rule out the possibility that some borders in Europe may have to be closed again in the event of a sharp increase in coronavirus infections ...

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Polling stations opened Wednesday in Burundi for a presidential election that is proceeding despite the coronavirus pandemic and a tense campaign marked by violence and repression ...

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces for a number of hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

US Democrats trade barbs as New Hampshire vote nears

US Democrats trade barbs as New Hampshire vote nears

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg locked horns in their fight for the US Democratic presidential nomination Sunday as they scrambled for votes with just two days to go ...

Three parties neck-and-neck as counting begins in Ireland election

Three parties neck-and-neck as counting begins in Ireland election

Irish officials started counting votes on Sunday in a general election forecast to put prime minister Leo Varadkar's party in a historic three-way tie after a surge from republican party Sinn Fein.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Cameroon began voting Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Italy's Salvini loses key regional vote, in relief for government

Italy's Salvini loses key regional vote, in relief for government

Italy's right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini failed to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought relief to the centre-left and the embattled government.

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.