the eu elections have kicked off with british and dutch voters the first to cast their ballots. voting will be taking place in each of the 28 member states between thursday and sunday. in the uk voters have been choosing the 73 meps who will represent them for the next five years. local council polls are also taking place in england and northern ireland in what is being seen as the final big test of public opinion ahead of the 2015 general elections.
voters in kenya have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution.
car horns were sounded and fireworks set off by supporters of bakir izetbegovic as they celebrated their man's showing in bosnia's tripartite presidency election. he is one of three nationalist candidates likely to secure the job of representing their respective ethnic groups - bosniaks, croats and serbs.
a referendum on self-rule is taking place in areas controlled by separatists in the eastern ukrainian regions of donetsk and luhansk.
supporters and detractors of germany's angela merkel turned out to hear her speak at a rally in seligenstadt near frankfurt. the chancellor was booed by some protesters as she addressed the crowds.
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spain's new anti-austerity podemos and market friendly ciudadanos have made gains in local and regional elections at the expense of mainstream parties.
the british prime minister david cameron has promised a referendum on whether the uk should stay in the european union or leave if he is returned to downing street at the next election.
new yorkers are voting today to choose a new mayor. the democratic candidate bill de blasio is the overwhelming favourite in the polls. the city's public advocate is widely seen as one of the most liberal mayoral candidates.
turkey's voters have spoken and ended the absolute power of the ak party which had lasted for 13 years, said euronews reporter bora bayraktar who was in ankara for the election and gave the following analysis of the results.
in egypt, more than 98 percent of those who voted in a constitutional referendum supported the government. but just over a third of the electorate took part.
party leaders are on edge as the uk election campaign heads into its final days. the polls show no change with conservatives and labour neck-and-neck on 34%. the last major tv debate seems to have done little to win over the british public. although some polls are claiming a victory for david cameron, it may prove to be a hollow one.
jun 11 - iran's facebook generation could pose a threat to mahmoud shmadinejad's re-election bid on friday.
turkey's prime minister recep tayyip erdogan appeared to hit the presidential campaign in france on saturday urging the country's turkish community to vote i...
an outright victory for michelle bachelet or a second round in chile's presidential elections? that was the main question as she and the country's 13 million eligible voters went to the polls. the sixty-two-year old former president has topped the opinion polls in the lead up to the ballot and is poised to become the first chilean leader in more than 50 years to serve two terms. she was president from 2006 to 2010 but was constitutionally barred from seeking immediate re-election after her first term.
portuguese voters have dealt prime minister pedro passos coelho a hefty blow in local polls, venting their frustration at his government's austerity programme. despite losing badly in town halls across the country, coelho vowed not to waiver: "as psd president and as prime minister ı will continue the direction that we have taken until now which is necessary to overcome the economic crisis and to get back confidence and growth for portugal," he said.
campaigning for the presidential election at the end of the month has begun in mali. twenty eight candidates are trying to persuade voters that they are the best person for the job.
basques go to the polls on sunday (march 1) in what's set to be a tight race, with separatist group eta calling on voters to support banned parties.
in slavyansk, the self-rule vote went ahead despite overnight violence in the eastern ukrainian town. two ukrainian soldiers were injured as pro-russian activists attacked government troops guarding a tv antenna, according to local media.
the taliban threat of violence did not seem to deter voters in the places where western journalists were able to travel and observe. in the capital kabul, so many people turned out to vote that the election commission extended the hours that polling stations were open.
a referendum in switzerland has rejected the idea of a minimum wage for workers, which would have been the highest in the world at 22 francs an hour, 18 euros.
madagascar is holding its first presidential election since outgoing leader andry rajoelina came to power in 2009 in a military-backed takeover. since then, the country has been increasingly isolated by the international community: cut off from foreign aid; failing to attract investors; and struggling to lure back tourists.
britain's prime minister has promised a referendum on whether the uk should stay in the european union or leave if he wins the next election. eu membership has sparked heated debate in the uk for four decades.
education and health care are core institutions in any society. greece has always had problems in these vital areas, the debt crisis only made them worse. there have been harsh cuts in services and salaries. many parents, students and teachers feel that education must figure highly politicians' list of priorities, but that it doesn't.
scotland will remain part of the united kingdom after scottish voters chose to reject independence in an historic referendum. the no vote won the day by around 55 to 45 percent after a night of tension as the count proceeded smoothly and the result came in. turnout was 86 percent, one of the highest popular electoral mobilisations of all time, anywhere.
sarah chappell, euronews: for more on this historic vote i'm joined by our correspondent joanna gill, who's in the counting centre in edinburgh. the no campaign has won out, during a dramatic night of declarations for scotland. turnout was huge, but the result is clear. how did the story unfold throughout the night?