Nicaragua’s main business lobby urged President Daniel Ortega to hold early elections to steer the country out of weeks of destabilizing protests, which again sparked deadly clashes on Wednesday, a human rights groups and local media said.
Italy’s president set the country on a path back to fresh elections on Monday, appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of planning for snap polls and to pass the next budget.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commended the recent "successful, peaceful and sound" presidential election in Venezuela, saying it was a "great victory" for the Latin American government and nation.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's list appeared to be leading in Iraq's parliamentary election, followed by influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's alliance, an election commission source and a security official told Reuters on Sunday.
Russia attempted to influence last year’s General Election in the UK by deploying thousands of online bots to help Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn defeat Prime Minister Theresa May, a new study has claimed.