Israelis began voting in an election on Tuesday (April 9) that could hand conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion.
South Africa holds its sixth national election on May 8, coinciding with the country’s celebration of its silver jubilee as a democracy this year. The poll to choose national and provincial legislators is being billed as the most significant since apartheid ended in 1994.
South African Diplomatic missions around the world will remain open this weekend as part of the IEC’s final push to ensure South Africans living abroad will be able to cast their ballots in the general election later this year.
Offenders at the Polokwane Correctional Centre have expressed delight at being granted the opportunity to register to vote.
The African Union on Thursday called for the final announcement of last month’s disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be suspended due to “serious doubts”.