More than 40,000 candidates are competing for 18,478 seats across all regime-controlled provinces for the country's first local elections since 2011.
Lebanon splits power among religious groups where the president is always a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the parliament speaker a Shia.
Kenyans begin voting in general elections, with the closely contested and contentious race between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his longtime rival Raila Odinga sparking fears of violence.
Rwandan polls have closed in a presidential election expected to hand incumbent President Paul Kagame a third term after 17 years in power.
Campaigning was marred by a tragedy on July 15 when eight people were killed as rival supporters clashed during Senegal's League Cup final, and a stampede caused a wall to fall on escaping fans.
The second round will be between former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga of the opposition Democratic Party, who won the most votes, and ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) candidate Miyeegombo Enkhbold.
Voter turnout down from 2012 and round one of the elections. Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) party expected to win between 400 and 470 seats in the 577-strong parliament.
Polls show Macron's party taking around 30 percent of the vote winning around 400 seats in the 577-seat chamber.
Polls have opened in Britain as voters choose whether they want the Conservative or Labour party to lead them.
Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union during the Brexit vote, but now finds itself facing life outside the EU.
A damning report by The New York Times says US authorities intercepted communications while investigating Russian involvement in US presidential elections. Donald Trump responds by lashing out against the Times on Twitter.
Financial markets dived as final results showed a 51.9/48.1 percent split in favour of the UK leaving the EU.
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