South Africa

South Africa's parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Ramaphosa, who is also the ANC's leader, was elected without contest and will be officially inaugurated on Saturday.

South Africa's parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Indonesia

6 killed in Indonesia as post-election riots continue

Hundreds also wounded as protests erupt for a second day across Jakarta after incumbent Jokowi was confirmed president.

Indonesia

Jakarta on alert as protests after election loss turn violent

Indonesian police say situation turned ugly when some protesters refused to leave and began throwing Molotov cocktails.

Philippines

Duterte's allies dominate Philippines Senate race

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

Malawi

Malawi awaits results in tight elections

President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections

Austria

Austria heading for September election after video scandal

'It is important that Austrians are given the chance of a new start,' President Alexander Van der Bellen said.

Austria heading for September election after video scandal

Australia

Australian PM attends church service after 'miracle' election win

Scott Morrison's Liberal-led conservative coalition is ahead in 76-seat race to form a majority government.

United States

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden calls for unity in inaugural rally

The 76-year-old is betting big that voters in the Midwest and beyond will ultimately embrace his optimistic appeal.

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden calls for unity in inaugural rally

Australia

Scott Morrison declares victory in tight Australia election

PM hails 'miracle' win after Liberal-National coalition outperforms exit polls that predicted a Labor victory.

Scott Morrison declares victory in tight Australia election

Australia

Australia elections: Vote counting under way

There are 151 electorates in Australia, with 76 seats delivering a majority.

Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run in anxious Sri Lanka

Former defence secretary accused of war crimes positions himself as 'law and order' candidate after deadly attacks.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run in anxious Sri Lanka

Asia

India votes: Campaigning ends before final phase of votes

Many Indians are looking forward to the final phase of voting in an election that elicited mixed reactions.

Asia Pacific

Australia elections: Polls predict change of government

According to opinion polls, Bill Shorten - leader of the opposition Labor party - will be Australia’s next PM.

Asia Pacific

Australia vote: Concern about Islamophobia among smaller parties

Ahead of Saturday's polls, activists are campaigning for Australians not to vote for parties with Islamophobic agenda.

Australia vote: Concern about Islamophobia among smaller parties

United States

NYC mayor de Blasio announces US presidential bid

De Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective challenger to Trump as he seeks the Democratic nomination for the US presidency.

New York mayor de Blasio announces 2020 US presidential bid