Slovenia's incumbent president, Danilo Turk, looks poised to win re-election in Sunday's poll. The country is in the midst of a deepening financial crisis and may seek a bailout from the EU.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected for a fourth term as Algeria's president with 81.53 percent of the vote. But the president is just a puppet controlled by a corrupt political elite, comments DW's Nils Naumann.
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The Syrian government has set presidential elections in the war-torn country for June 3. President Bashar al-Assad is widely expected to stand for a third term in office despite international calls for him to step down.
Presidential polls have closed in Algeria, following clashes in at least one region. Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win a fourth term, in a poll with low turnout.
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