Analysts say South Korea's relatively quick and effective handling of the coronavirus epidemic was a boon for the incumbent government ahead of the vote, largely seen as a referendum on its performance.
High voter turnout in local elections can demonstrate that the Turkish people are deeply invested in their democracy.
Low turnout has marred past elections in Pakistan. But with a new law mandating that at least 10 percent of voters have to be female, more women are getting ready to vote on July 25.
When Pakistanis go to vote in parliamentary elections, there will be more women at the polls than ever before, but the level of participation will still be low as obstacles continue to hinder women's participation.
Venezuela's municipal elections were marred by low voter turnout due to opposition parties' boycott which prompted President Maduro to call for those parties to be barred from the 2018 presidential election.
The country's right-wing candidate Sebastian Pinera has gained a lead in the presidential elections, but the left , even though battered by the low voter turnout, still has a chance of bouncing back in the upcoming run-offs.
Bulgarian parliament approves law making voting compulsory in attempt to boost election turnout and legitimacy of political institutions
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