After five years in office, France’s Socialist Party has alienated voters. Many grassroots members are disappointed in the party’s elite. One group has even set up a parallel primary.
Sebastian Kurz took the Austrian election by storm by reshaping Austria's biggest party in his own image. During his inaugural visit to Berlin, DW looks at his meteoric rise to becoming Europe's youngest government head.
Polls have opened for a second day in the first round of voting in presidential elections. President Milos Zeman was confronted by a topless protester as he placed his vote on Friday.
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. Current Czech President Milos Zeman is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will attempt to form a cross-sectarian "victory alliance" as he seeks re-election. Former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is blamed for the Iraqi army's collapse, will also run.
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