Botswana ruling party leads in early election results

Botswana`s ruling party was leading in most local council constituencies as general election results trickled in Saturday, but opposition parties made a strong showing in the capital, the electoral commission said.

Final poll count sees New Zealand PM Key`s party lose outright majority

New Zealand`s ruling National Party has lost its election night absolute majority, but will remain in power with the support of coalition partners following the completion of vote counting on Saturday. 

95 percent of registered Syrian expats voted in embassies: Committee

Syria`s electoral commission said on Saturday that 95 percent of registered expatriate voters took part in a presidential election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, state media said.

Peter Mutharika wins Malawi`s disputed presidential vote: Official

Peter Mutharika, the brother of Malawi`s former leader, was Friday declared winner of the country`s disputed presidential election after garnering 36.4 percent of the votes cast.

Watchdog calls for UK voter ID amid South Asian fraud fears

Voters in Britain should have to prove their identity at polling stations, the elections watchdog said, as it launched a study into fraud concerns around ethnic South Asian communities.

Disputed polls loom as Albania electoral commission defunct

Fears rose of yet another disputed election in Albania after the commission tasked with certifying the vote remained defunct a day before the Balkan country goes to the polls.

Congo`s Kabila re-elected, opposition cries foul

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila won re-election, the head of the electoral commission said on Friday, urging calm after a provisional result that the opposition called "totally unacceptable".

Ivory Coast President sacks government

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on state television sacked the government and dismissed the electoral commission because of a crisis sparked by alleged fraud by the commission`s head.

Iraq vote to be held March 6: Electoral Commission

Iraq`s parl polls will be held on March 6, a senior Election Comm official told after a meeting between poll organisers and the country`s presidency council.