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.
Malawi's President Banda and her main challenger boycott a pre-election TV debate +++ Anglican pastor calls for end to discrimination of HIV-positive people in Zimbabwe +++ South Africa's 'born free' generation
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.
Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has retained a strong lead in the country's presidential polls, taking more than 80 percent of votes counted. However, a run-off between the top two still looks likely.
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