Kashmiri women wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of polling to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections in Lar, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday
Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba Avenue during an election campaign in the capital, Tunis, on Friday. Tunisia votes for a new president on Sunday
A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.
An elderly couple sits on a bench in front of the fence of their home covered with election campaign poster in support of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Floroaica village on Tuesday. Ponta won the first round of the presidential elections with the second round to take place on Sunday
Residents queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Serewe on Friday for the Botswana general elections
Ukip leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the Ukip campaign headquarters in Clacton on Friday, after the night before’s by-election victory
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum
Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday
A polling station at the Walpole hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.
Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama shares a light moment with an election official before casting his election vote at the Vatuwaqa Public School in the capital Suva. Polling booths opened on Wednesday in Fiji’s first election since a 2006 military coup, with police reporting no early problems and a festive atmosphere prevailing in the South Pacific nation’s capital.