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.
A vehement opponent of peace talks between Colombia's government and FARC rebels has won a seat in the country's senate. His Centro Democratico opposition party roughly 20 more seats in Senate in Sunday's election.
Colombians are voting Sunday (09.03.2014) for a new congress, in an election generally seen as a referendum on ongoing peace talks with the FARC. The biggest obstacle to the peace process now is the former president.
The Taliban has urged its fighters to target polling staff, voters and security forces in Afghanistan's April 5 elections. Monday's statement is the Taliban's first formal threat of violence over the upcoming vote.
State media has said nearly all eligible North Koreans voted in an election for the country's nominal parliament. There was almost 100 percent turnout for the compulsory poll, with only one candidate per district.
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