The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast on Saturday nominated incumbent President Alassane Ouattara for re-election in October`s presidential poll as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.
Uzbekistan on Sunday declared its presidential ballot valid after more than the required third of voters turned out in an election that 77-year-old strongman incumbent President Islam Karimov is almost certain to win.
Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto ordered the abduction of democracy activists in the dying days of dictator Suharto`s rule, used to be married to one of the strongman`s daughters, and was once refused entry to the US over rights abuses.
Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is likely to mount a legal challenge that will prolong the political deadlock.
A dissident movement which spearheaded president Hosni Mubarak`s overthrow in 2011 announced Wednesday a boycott of Egypt`s presidential poll that it said would only serve to "enthrone" ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday gained an initial lead in the Maldives` second multiparty presidential election by garnering 42 per cent of the vote, according to initial results reported by local media.
After losing to Pranab Mukherjee by a huge margin, opposition candidate PA Sangma Sunday said his team had kept open the option to approach the Supreme Court against Mukherjee`s election as the president.