Indian Bru tribal women in traditional dress on their way to vote at the Naisingpara Bru refugee relief camp in Tripura state, about 750km from Guwahati city, India. The Bru voters – who are living in relief camps after ethnic conflicts in North Tripura – are voting in the Mizoram State Assembly elections.
Women wait to vote in a referendum at a school in the town of Abyei, part of a remote and disputed border region of the same name whose residents are pressing ahead with the poll on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area Read more
Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi attends a Senate meeting as Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls for a confidence vote in Rome. Letta said on Wednesday that the government’s survival must be separated from the legal troubles of Berlusconi and that its collapse could be “fatal” for the country.
In Germany, a big election campaign placard featuring Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) main candidate Peer Steinbrueck is pictured with a small poster reading “those who want nothing to change, vote for CDU (German Christian Democratic Union), CSU (Christian Social Union), FDP (Free Democratic Party), SPD (Social Democratic Party) and Gruene (Green Party) – For the others vote MLPD” in Essen, western Germany. Germans go to the polls in parliamentary elections on September 22
David Cameron, UK prime minister, leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend parliament in London on Thursday. Britain’s parliament has been recalled to vote on how to respond to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons Read more
Voters cast their ballots in Japan’s upper house parliamentary elections as a baby cries at a polling station in Tokyo on Sunday Read more
Afghan women in Kabul show their voter registration cards for the presidential elections scheduled for April 5 2014. Registration, which began on May 26, will continue until two weeks before election day.
Members of the European parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg on Thursday.
Iranian women show their inked fingers at a polling station during the Iranian presidential elections in the city of Shahre-Ray, Iran. Read more
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Bhutanese women queue outside a polling station in Paro on Friday waiting to cast their vote. Bhutan began its parliamentary election, only its second, after officials trekked for up to seven days to reach voters in the most remote corners of the Himalayan kingdom