In a general election that is expected to lead to a runoff in June, Peruvians headed to the polls on Sunday to vote for their next president. Leading in the polls was leftist and former anti-government rebel Ollanta Humala, pictured.
Brazilians are again going to the polls to elect a successor to the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff (above) is expected to win Sunday’s runoff between herself and Social Democrat Jose Serra.
Afghanistan may be nearing yet another political crisis as officials fear that President Hamid Karzai will not accept results of an investigation outlining massive fraud in the country’s presidential elections two months ago. The inquiry is expected to drop Karzai’s vote total to under 50 percent, requiring a runoff election.
After months of strife and bloodshed, the presidential runoff in Zimbabwe finally became a reality Friday; however, it hardly seems like an election, considering there’s only one candidate: long-time President Robert Mugabe.