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.