Voters across swathes of southern India began queuing up early on Thursday in the second phase of a mammoth, staggered general election in which opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term.
Indians began voting on Thursday in the first phase of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi gunning for a second term having campaigned strongly on his national security record following a flare up in tensions with Pakistan.
Millions of voters in Madagascar queued in long lines early on Wednesday to cast their ballots in a presidential election as the Indian Ocean island struggles to create jobs, fight poverty and end corruption.
With the voting over, the ballot count has begun in Cambodia's controversial elections widely expected to be easily won by Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) after the main opposition was banned.
Mexicans lined up to vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions with US President Donald Trump.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, defying a threat of US sanctions and calls by his opponents for two days of general strikes this week, vowed to press on with a vote to elect a new national assembly and rewrite the constitution.
Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than seven million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to reshape the political system.
First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri describes the May 19 as a decisive and historic day in the Iranian nation’s destiny, saying that the people’s presence in the elections will determine the system’s future.