"Any elections will lose all credibility with a body appointed by the president", says Rached Ghannouchi, speaker of the parliament.
Election Commission data shows Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was on course to increase its grip on parliament with 303 out of 542 elected seats – up from 282 in 2014.
Opposition leader Gandhi urges voters not to "get disappointed by the propaganda of fake exit polls," after a slew of exit polls projected clear victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Election Commission announces Joko Widodo won 55.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election and his challenger former general Prabowo Subianto 45.5 percent.
More than 190 million Indonesians voted, with a record 245,000 candidates running for public office, in the world's third-biggest democracy, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local positions.
The Thai Raksa Chart Party is now fighting for its survival after nominating Princess Ubolratana Mahidol as a prime ministerial candidate for the March 24 general elections. Thailand's king had called her move "highly inappropriate."
Provisional results for the presidential vote are due to be published by January 6, but the DRC's election commission may have to postpone the results, according to the panel's chairman.
Election official says Bangladesh's ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won Sunday's violence-marred election with 288 seats, enabling it to form a government. The opposition has rejected the result and called for a new vote.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win fourth term in Sunday's contest, but press freedom continues to be curtailed and the opposition leaders are jailed on whimsical grounds.
International observers found the last general elections in Bangladesh flawed as they were marred by an opposition boycott, low voter turnout, and deadly violence. Will the next polls be any different?
The attack on the offices of the country's election commission happened as the commission was registering voters ahead of elections to be held later this year.
Afghanistan faces a number of challenges internally and externally. Security and corruption are near the top of the list, but fixing Afghanistan's debilitated political system deserves greater attention.
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