The December 21 election was called by the Spanish Prime Minister in October, intending to return Catalonia to “normality”
under a unionist government.
Quitting a year ago due to losing a referendum on his planned constitutional reforms, the former PM aimed to return back to power in the elections due this May.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will face no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash.
Japan voters cast ballots on Sunday in election that could spell trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, suffering from a scandal over suspected favouritism.
The big turnout favoured Rouhani, whose backers’ main worry has been apathy among reformist voters disappointed with the slow pace of change.
Macron pledged to restore France’s global status, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions from the bitterly fought election campaign.
Rouhani is trying to hold on to office by seeking support from reformist voters who are disillusioned by the economy and the slow pace of social reforms.
A survey shows Alejandro Guillier, a leftist former television journalist, winning 33% of the vote with rightist ex-President Sebastian Pinera taking 32%.
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By this one judgement of setting qualifying standards to contest elections, the Supreme Court has ensured that power at the grassroots level will remain in the hands of the entrenched elite.