Ahead of parliamentary elections in Romania, we spotlight the city of Sibiu to gauge mood among an electorate weary of corruption and inefficiency. The vote could see gains for the opposition Social Democrats.
Bangladesh's general election has been delayed after a decision to include a new alliance of opposition parties led by former PM Khaleda Zia's BNP. The ruling Awami League (AL) could now face an uphill electoral battle.
Voters are widely expected to pick the outspoken Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed an iron fist to tackle endemic corruption and rampant crime. The opposition worries his election victory may undermine democracy.
Gay marriage in Romania is already banned — the constitutional change would have been a further preventative measure. A minimum voter turnout of 30 percent was needed for the referendum to be considered valid.
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