According to unofficial results, the Republican People's Party candidate received just over 54 percent of the votes in Sunday's redo of the mayoral election, while Justice and Development (AK) Party's Binali Yildirim took just above 45 percent.
Thailand's junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is the first civilian prime minister of the country since 2014.
Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline.
The demonstration in Tel Aviv was attended by nearly all opposition parties, a rare show of unity for Israel's splintered political system.
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party, Republican People's Party (CHP), was confronted and assaulted when he attended a soldier's funeral in Ankara on Sunday. President Erdogan has described it as "an unwelcome act of violence."
Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) will continue to examine appeals from the governing Justice and Development Party on election irregularities after awarding the certificate of mayorship to Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party candidate.
PM Narendra Modi's BJP secured a landslide victory in 2014, bagging more than 70 of 80 seats from the country's largest state. But BJP's momentum in this election is being kept in check, likely leading to a tight race.
Battered by decades of communal violence and now the rise of right-wing Hindu supremacy, the 2019 general election offers some hope to India's largest religious minority.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on a clearer path to victory in Israel's general election after updated exit polls showed him gaining ground on his main rival, despite corruption allegations against him.
Last authorised opinion polls suggest PM Benjamin Netanyahu heading for next term in office. Meanwhile, the country's Arab minority is being urged to boycott election over Israel's controversial "nation-state" law.
What do the local election results in Turkey mean for the parties involved?
Nation’s Alliance’s candidate Tunc Soyer wins local election in CHP’s stronghold Izmir, securing 58 percent of the votes.
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