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.
Armed pro-Russian separatists forced the closure of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, an airport representative said on Monday, a day after they prevented a majority of the region`s voters from taking part in presidential elections.
The European Union said Monday it will observe next week`s presidential election in Egypt after authorities allowed in communications equipment, two days after announcing the mission had been scrapped.
Afghanistan`s election will go to a run-off vote between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, results on Thursday confirmed, as the country enters a new era without NATO combat troops.
Egyptian presidential frontrunner Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to improve the deeply polarised country`s situation in two years if things go as per his plan, but said he would quit if there were protests against him.
The two leading candidates in Afghanistan`s presidential election raised allegations of ballot fraud on Sunday, setting the stage for a difficult second-round vote likely to be targeted by Taliban attacks.