Six candidates, including former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, are now in the running to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader. Voting will continue next week until only two are left.
4 Nov 2021
Martin Luther King III, son of the iconic civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was arrested while protesting for voting rights in front of the White House on Wednesday as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was blocked in the US Senate. He and scores of other protesters were detained before later being released. The reasons for the arrests remain unclear. The 13-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, Yolanda King, gave a speech at the rally.
13 Aug 2021
Polls have officially closed in Zambia, despite some voters complaining about the slow pace. It is expected to be a tight race between President Edgar Lungu's Patriotic Front (PF) and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's United Party for National Development (UPND).
29 Jul 2021
Last weekend, local council elections took place in Lagos. It recorded one of the lowest voter turnouts in recent times. It’s very possible that you – the person watching this video – were one of the thousands of eligible voters who did not participate in the council polls. So what was your reason? A. You were not aware of the election? B. You were aware but didn’t feel it was safe to vote? C. You felt the outcome of the election was pre-determined?
24 Jul 2021
Low turnout of voters marked the Local Government election in Lagos. Here are some scenes and sounds from today’s election in Lagos.
14 Feb 2021
Switzerland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of giving women the right to vote. But why was the country so late — and where does it stand today? DW spoke to two feminist experts in search for answers.
29 Oct 2020
Record numbers of Americans have been voting by mail ahead of next week's crunch US elections, as people seek to avoid crowded polling stations during the Covid-19 pandemic. For those processing the votes, it's a major logistical challenge.
5 Apr 2019
In the decisive hours after Turkey's recent municipal elections, the state news agency stopped publishing voting results. Critics believe the country's ruling party could be to blame for the silence.