Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters after morning prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey Erdgoan hailed a big victory for his ruling party in parliamentary elections and called on the world to respect it
An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday
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A woman walks past posters for ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate John Magufuli and parliamentary candidate Hassan Zungu, in Dar es Salaam.
An Egyptian boy watches his father mark his ballot during the final day of the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Alexandria, Egypt yesterday. Egyptian authorities have given government workers a half-day off Monday in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country’s parliamentary election. The government has not released turnout figures for voting on Sunday.
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National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on Tuesday. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyi’s pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmar’s junta-era constitution
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Kayan ethnic women wait for the arrival of National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during an election campaign rally in Demoso, Myanmar’s Kayah State on Thursday
Election observers sit in an empty polling station for the presidential elections in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday
A man gestures as he celebrates in Bujumbura, Burundi. Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi’s capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron prepare to place a wreath during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London, England. Leaders of the United Kingdom are gathering together after the country went to the polls yesterday and voted to keep Conservative party leader David Cameron as Prime Minister. Great Britain now starts three days of national commemorations of street parties, concerts and other events across the country to remember the end of World War II in Europe.
A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election
Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday.
Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party’s final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez help make a crumble at Ivy Lane Primary School as he canvasses with local Liberal Democrat candidate for Chippenham Duncan Hames on Wednesday in Chippenham, England
Chancellor George Osborne talks to Craig Mackinlay, Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Thanet during a General Election campaign visit to Ramsgate in Kent
A child of a party activist waits for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England
An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back left) separated by Victoria harbour. The city’s government on Wednesday unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.
The shadow of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern England
Boris Johnson campaigns in Ramsgate, in the Thanet South constituency, on behalf of Conservative candidate, Craig McKinlay