With 99.89 percent of polling results in, the Malagasy Election Commission has declared Finance Minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina the winner of the presidential election.
Contested elections in Bangladesh return Prime Minister Hasina's Awami League to power.
The new leader of the Democratic Party Matteo Renzi proposes three alternatives to the electoral law, plus other developments in India, Israel, Colombia, and Myanmar.
With only one opposition party participating, the Union for Democracy wins a parliamentary majority in the second round of voting.
The Rally for Mali, along with allied parties, have won a majority of seats in the Malian parliamentary elections.