France, Germany and Poland have pointed out the that the election is taking place with no observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe.
The ruling SDSM party won 36.9 percent of the votes while nationalist VMRO-DPMNE came second with 35.9 percent.
Democrats framed the DC statehood bill as an overdue remedy to disenfranchisement perpetuated since Congress made Washington the US' permanent capital in 1790, and a longstanding civil rights issue for a city that's nearly 50 percent black.
The measure bans choke holds, restricts officer immunity, combats racial profiling and establishes a database to track police misconduct. It now faces a showdown in the Senate where Republican leadership has no intention of passing it.
The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures.
Behind closed doors, the Democratic-led panel voted 13 to 9 to officially adopt and issue the report to the House Judiciary Committee, which is tasked with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Polls opened at 0400 GMT in the east of the bloc and will finally close at 2100 GMT in Italy. Seven EU member states have already voted, and provisional results will be released late on Sunday.
Indonesia's various music styles could be the deciding factor for winning some hearts – and votes – for Indonesians as they head to the polls next week.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government will ask lawmakers on Friday to vote for a motion approving the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) reached with the EU last November.
The one-sided 407-23 vote Thursday belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman Rep. lIhan Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to seek changes to her Brexit deal, a spokesman for her office said, after she suffered a symbolic defeat in parliament on her strategy.
Several thousand people massed outside the Greek legislature, some chanting "traitors", as lawmakers debated The Prespes Agreement between Athens and Skopje, which would change the tiny Balkan nation's name to Republic of North Macedonia.
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