French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance was on track to win the largest number of seats in parliament, projections from polling firms showed, though it remains unclear if it will obtain a majority.
Long-dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) dominates in weekend parliamentary elections, but with a significantly reduced 105 seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23%, electoral board says.
Tension surrounded the voting as activists and opposition parties boycotted the election amid a crackdown on weekly marches by the Hirak protest movement, which were all but banned under new rules for demonstrations.
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 Netherlands starts three days of voting in a primary test of a European government's coronavirus policies, with PM Mark Rutte set to win another term in office.
Rwanda’s defence ministry says the country deployed troops to Central African Republic where its soldiers in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels.
Several anti-government protesters were injured during demonstrations in the capital Bishkek against the results of disputed parliamentary elections.
Analysts say South Korea's relatively quick and effective handling of the coronavirus epidemic was a boon for the incumbent government ahead of the vote, largely seen as a referendum on its performance.
Accusations of biological aggression is distracting the region from working together to defeat Covid-19.
Several opposition parties had called for the long-delayed parliamentary election to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen 18 people test positive since the country's first case was diagnosed earlier this week.
French foreign policy failures in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria have greatly diminished its role in the Middle East.
Newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can now appoint a caretaker government, dissolve Parliament next March and force new elections, or wait until next August when Parliament’s term ends.
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