Abe Shinzo has declared victory in Japan's national elections with polls indicating his party has won a majority of seats in the upper house of Parliament, and is now set to become the country's longest-serving prime minister.
Japanese voters have taken to the polls to cast their ballots in an upper house election that could determine whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party would be allowed to realize a long-held ambition of revising the country’s US-drafted pacifist constitution.
Greeks have voted on Sunday in the first general election since the country emerged from international bailouts, with polls predicting the conservatives will return to power and end four years of leftist rule blamed for saddling Greece with more debt.
Guatemala's presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival.
Democratic lawmakers in the US Congress have accused President Donald Trump of permitting Russia to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election, after the Republican president said he would accept political dirt from foreign governments.
Democrats on the US House Intelligence Committee are preparing to dig into contacts between the Trump campaign with Russia as detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into MOsco’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Greece's president has accepted a request from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to dissolve parliament, formally triggering a snap election that Tsipras has called for next month after badly losing a vote for European parliament.
Israeli lawmakers have approved the first reading of a bill to dissolve the parliament (Knesset) and hold new general elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to form a coalition government remained deadlocked.
Pro-European parties kept a firm grip on the EU parliament on Monday as liberal and green parties matched a surge by eurosceptic parties, who won control of a quarter of seats in European elections for the first time.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has swept to a huge election victory, his foreign minister said on Thursday, giving his party a mandate to pursue policies that put Hindus first, are mainly business-friendly and take a hard line on national security.
India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and India’s Election Commision said.