With nearly 90 percent of ballots counted, leftist Pedro Castillo was in the lead with 18.83 percent - much higher than predicted by opinion polls which had not even placed him in the top five.
Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso declared himself Ecuador's president-elect as socialist opponent Andres Arauz conceded defeat in Sunday's election with 98 percent of the votes counted.
PM Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP, accused of stoking religious polarisation and discriminating against minorities, faces stiff challenges in both West Bengal and Assam, two northeastern states with sizeable Muslim populations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is on track to win the most seats in the country's fourth election in two years, but without any guarantee that it can form a governing majority.
Sassou N'Guesso receives 88.5% of ballots cast while the top opposition candidate, whose death was announced the day after the election, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, won 7.8%. The remaining ballots were split among the five other contenders.
Tuesday’s election takes place after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triggered the collapse of a unity government he had formed with his rival Benny Gantz following the three previous inconclusive elections.
Saad Hariri met with President Aoun for the 18th time since he was designated to form the government last October to iron out their differences over the formation of new government.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
The pro-EU D66 party, which has challenged Rutte's European policy as part of his current government, is set to surge into second place, while anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders lost ground to move into third, public broadcaster NOS predicted.
A 15-page American intelligence report has added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Donald Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands.
The parliamentary election included run-off votes in 49 electoral districts and first round voting in 69 districts where violence stopped the vote from taking place in December.
Demonstrators shout slogans including "No elections with mafia gangs" and "a civil not a military state" a day after President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced early elections on June 12.
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