Nur Otan, the ruling party of energy-rich Kazakhstan, secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.
Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a "fascist".
Jeb Bush vowed not to adopt the incendiary rhetoric of other Republican White House contenders, as he sought to reboot his floundering presidential campaign.
The European Union said it looked forward to working with the new Turkish government after elections showed the people's "strong commitment" to democracy.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rose from humble beginnings to become Turkey's most powerful politician since Ataturk.
Turkish politicians rallied their supporters on the eve of a vote many fear is unlikely to bring an end to months of instability.
The resounding victory of Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party in general election has given a boost to European eurosceptics.
Cristina Kirchner, the fiery, unbending president who has dominated Argentine politics for 12 years along with her late husband Nestor, leaves a divisive legacy as the country elects her successor.
President Barack Obama called Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau to congratulate him on his election victory, with both men vowing closer cooperation on trade and climate change.
The leader of the separatist Scottish National Party played down the chance of a new independence referendum anytime soon as her party gathered to build momentum for vital elections in May.
Egyptians begin voting Sunday for a parliament expected to step firmly in line behind President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor in 2013.
Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko stressed the need for legitimate elections in the country's separatist regions in order to eventually re-integrate the pro-Moscow strongholds.
Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump has backed out of an appearance at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
French President Francois Hollande said that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that Spain's forthcoming general election will be held on December 20.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a rare election defeat when its candidate for governor of the Irkutsk region of Siberia lost to a Communist candidate.
Separatists pushing to make Catalonia independent from Spain were on track to win an absolute majority of parliamentary seats in a regional election.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appealed for a "united Spain" in Barcelona as campaigning wrapped up for a regional election in Catalonia framed as an indirect vote on independence.
Democratic presidential candidates joined the White House in slamming Donald Trump for failing to challenge a questioner who wrongly claimed President Barack Obama was a Muslim and not a US citizen.