In the fourth municipal elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africans voters say they are disappointed with politics in general.
Stakes in Tuesday's state governors races are high, both for incumbents who want to hold onto their lucrative seats and for opposition challengers.
Guest blogger Alex Thurston rounds up a selection of links that showcase the media and diplomatic reactions to the Nov. 28 Ivory Coast elections. Some of the aftermath has been violent.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was today declared winner of the election, a day after opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara was also declared the victor.
The Independent Election Commission said preliminary results gave Karzai 54.1 percent of the vote. But a UN-backed vote monitor ordered a partial recount, citing evidence of fraud.
So many voters flocked to the polls that many stations ran out of ballot papers.