Polls have opened and Ukrainians are voting in the second round of the country's presidential election. Here are five facts about a country at war wanting transformational change.
Dismayed by endemic corruption and a struggling economy, Ukrainian voters appear poised to strongly rebuke incumbent Petro Poroshenko and replace him with TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Indonesia's incumbent leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in an election for president of the world's third-biggest democracy. The 2019 election is a re-run of the 2014 contest narrowly won by Widodo.
The election will pit Bill Shorten, a former labour union leader who has presented himself as the alternative prime minister for the past six years, and PM Scott Morrison, a leader who the Australian public is still getting to know.
Algerians have continued with the demonstrations, which kicked off in February against veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the ruling "gang," hoping for wholesale reforms in the political arena.
As Israel awaits official results, 69-year-old Benjamin Netanyahu appears headed toward a historic fifth term.
Renowned TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s very likely victory may transcend the country's deepest political schism which has long played into the Russian hands.
Researchers Noam Rotem and Yuval Adam said fake names were used in more than 150 accounts to promote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one week ahead of the elections. They said hundreds more accounts might also be bogus.
The Asian Network for Free Elections says issues led to the announcement of some preliminary results that were "wildly inaccurate."
Israel's Central Election Committee disqualified Arab parties and a Jewish candidate from Hadash party in the upcoming Knesset election. The Supreme Court will take up the matter next Sunday.
A complex political configuration and the scars of civil war helped Algeria avoid the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. But eight years later, the country faces political turmoil as the President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika seeks a fifth term in office.
With work, businesses and families at risk, many Nigerians are likely to stay away from the upcoming polls on February 23.
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