German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bruised by half a year of post-election coalition haggling, was Wednesday narrowly confirmed by parliament to her fourth and likely final term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.
Italy went to the polls Sunday in one of the country's most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains and Silvio Berlusconi set to play a leading role as voter turnout heads towards a new low.
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has notched a historic win in provincial elections in the northern state of Tripura, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances of securing a second term in next year's national election.
Visiting Cairo, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for ‘free and fair’ elections in Egypt, avoiding even mild criticism of the upcoming presidential election in the North African state, which is widely seen as a charade to reinstall military-backed President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for another four years.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades looked set to cruise to victory in an election runoff against challenger Stavros Malas on Sunday, according to exit polls that showed the conservative winning up to 59.5 percent of the vote.
Politician Mousa Mostafa Mousa became just the second candidate eligible to run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential election on Monday, just before a deadline was set to make President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the sole contender after withdrawals and a boycott call.
Czech President Milos Zeman defeated pro-EU academic Jiri Drahos in the Czech presidential election on Saturday, a tacit endorsement Zeman's tough stance against immigration and his courtship of Russia and China.
Venezuela will hold a presidential election by the end of April, the ruling Constituent Assembly said Tuesday, pulling forward a vote in which President Nicolas Maduro hopes to triumph over a divided opposition and win a second term.