Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has taken a battering in mid-term elections, with the opposition making big gains.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide” by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' vote could keep him in office until 2034.
The Scottish Parliament has voted to deny consent for the EU Withdrawal Bill, which is currently going through national parliament in London. The decision could spark a constitutional crisis between Scotland and the UK.
Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi to hold a referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits.
The chief justice of the Philippines' Supreme Court, who has challenged many of President Duterte's controversial proposals, has been expelled from her post. Experts say it undermines the nation's judicial independence.
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