Vote-counting begins after millions of Angolans cast ballots in the most competitive election the country has had since 1992. The opposition political bloc UNITA hopes to unseat the MPLA, which has ruled for nearly five decades.
No matter how an incumbent or ex-governor acts neutral and uninterested, his or her eyes are fixed on the process that will produce a successor. But before Ekiti goes to the polls to elect the next governor, here are a few questions the electorate needs to ask aspirants.
French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin in Sunday's election, early projections by four pollsters showed, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake.
There's now less than a week to go before the first round of voting in the French presidential election on April 10. Candidates have been hitting the campaign trail over the weekend in a bid to sway undecided voters. Our reporters went to Anne Hidalgo's rally. According to polls, the current mayor of Paris is languishing on around 2 percent of voting intentions. Plus, our Business Editor Kate Moody explains why the cost of living is the number one issue for French voters heading into Sunday's election.
14 Oct 2021
Years of protests have resulted in some reforms. But, in the run-up to Iraq's parliamentary elections, optimism for genuine systemic political change remains slim, and voter turnout could hit an all-time low.
10 Aug 2021
Days before the upcoming presidential elections taking place in Zambia on Thursday, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurated a new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The sprawling new Chinese-funded and built expansion is a centerpiece to Lungu’s re-election bid, which pits him against veteran Hakainde Hichilema, who is running for a sixth time. With the same two candidates running as in 2016, it's likely to be a close race.
13 Jun 2021
One candidate is a school teacher from a Marxist-Leninist party who has vowed to rewrite the constitution. The other a right-wing political veteran whose father is one of the most divisive figures in Peruvian history.
13 Jun 2021
Mexicans are heading to the polls in one of the biggest elections the country has ever seen. Analysts say the vote is a test for the president, and for democracy. DW has an overview.
2 May 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
23 Nov 2020
Polls have opened in Burkina Faso for a presidential election overshadowed by extremist violence. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud."
3 Nov 2020
Ivory Coast votes in a tense election after an opposition boycott and clashes over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term. Violence in the run-up to the vote has killed scores of people.
16 Sep 2020
"We’re leading 'Sleepy Joe' by a lot," says US President Donald Trump about recent polls during a Latinos for Trump roundtable event in Phoenix, Arizona. During the event, Trump says that a vote for the Republicans this November "is a vote for the American Dream" and tells the Hispanic community that he will never let them down.