Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will not be seeking a second term, paving the way for a record 35 candidates competing for the top job.
The far-right has become the third-largest political force in Spain after several decades of absence from Spain’s political scene.
The gathering of a diverse set of French people to combat racism should have been a cause for celebration, but instead, it has demonised by France's intelligentsia.
Neither the left nor the right bloc are anywhere near an absolute majority in the 350-seat assembly following Sunday's polls.
Far-right party Vox became the third-largest party in Spain's parliament following a national election on Sunday, winning 52 seats, up from 24 at its debut in April.
The call for polls comes after a Moldovan court relieved Igor Dodon of his duties as president and appointed former prime minister Pavel Filip as interim president.
Spain's Socialists led in a poll published on Saturday with 30.3 percent of votes, equivalent to between 122 and 133 seats in the 350-seat parliament.
Albanian opposition supporters held a demonstration outside the office of Prime Minister Edi Rama, over allegations of corruption, in a bid for him to stand down.
Pedro Sanchez became the head of a minority government just over eight months ago, and his draft budget was rejected in parliament in protest of separatist leaders being put on trial for their role in a 2017 attempt to break Catalonia from Spain.
Catalan nationalists, who helped Spain’s socialists form a government, protested against the trials of their leaders, asking Madrid to negotiate their independence referendum. But Madrid flatly denied, opening the possibility of snap elections.
Right-wing and Catalan separatist lawmakers rejected Spain's draft 2019 budget, a move that could force Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez into calling early elections.
Spain's far-right Vox party won 12 seats in an election in Andalusia Andalusia while polls indicate that current regional leader Susana Diaz will remain far from obtaining an absolute majority.
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