From a medical doctor to a self-declared sexist and a career spy, many aspire for the country's presidential post, but three candidates stand out.
Nhlanhla Nene returns to the post two years after his sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt in South Africa that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma.
Thousands of people flocked to the shrine of Benazir Bhutto, the popular former Pakistani Prime Minister, who was killed in 2007.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed “emphatic victory” in Sunday’s regional elections after winning 17 out of 23 states. But the opposition has rejected the results.
Mugabe rules out any prospect of retiring soon, saying that his party officials believe there is no "acceptable" alternative.
Established in 1989 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan is on the verge of electing its second president since its independence.
Jordanians will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect the country's 18th Lower House of Parliament. Newly announced electoral reforms will be tested.
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