More than 30 US governors` races will be decided on Tuesday, with more than a dozen considered too close to call and a large number of incumbents struggling to defend their economic policies as they seek to remain in office.
Hours before the crucial US mid-term polls, Congressman Ami Bera's re-election campaign got a shot in the arm with First Lady Michelle Obama appealing to voters in a California seat, where the Indian-American is locked in a tight contest, to vote for him.
Newly appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday said he has asked party workers to "gird up their loins" for fresh elections, signalling it will not cobble together the numbers to form a government in the national capital.
Hundreds of Syrian rebels on Wednesday abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicentre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power.
Premier Sheikh Hasina`s Awami League emerged as the strongest party with 232 seats in the 300-seat Parliament it won in the January 5 controversial polls, which was boycotted by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance.