The repeat polls were called after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez failed to secure support from other parties following an inconclusive election in April which saw his Socialist party win the most votes, but no working majority in parliament.
Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said.
Any Democrat who thought Senator Bernie Sanders might leave the presidential race quietly was proved wrong in Sunday’s debate as he hammered Joe Biden’s record on issues from abortion rights to bankruptcy to Social Security.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had been hoping the elections would give his party a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing it to change the constitution and secure him wider powers.
Amid singing, dancing and the beat of drums, John Momis, the president of Papua New Guinea's region of Bougainville, was one of the first to cast his ballot early on Saturday
Chile announced on Friday it will stage a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution next year — a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.
European Union leaders meet without Britain on Thursday, but their departing neighbour’s absence will not make agreeing a budget any easier. While the EU chiefs watch their phones for news from the UK election, their summit faces
The US House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday - and likely pass - a $738 billion Defence bill setting policy on everything from family leave to fighter jets, despite opposition among some Democrats who control the chamber.
The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will trigger separation negotiations between the two governments.