Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday set early elections for April 26, a move that will almost certainly see the septuagenarian leader re-elected for another term in the energy-rich state.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has welcomed the completion of peaceful transfer of power in Sri Lanka following its recently held Presidential Elections, adding that the island country has a healthy tradition of democratic change.
Campaign posters and banners for next week's presidential elections have covered the walls of Tunisia's cities and towns, papering over the flaking posters from the parliamentary elections just three weeks ago.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday, despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling the rampant corruption that blights one of Europe`s poorest countries.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections, promising to be a powerful head of state amid fears his country is creeping towards one-man rule.