DW investigates the widespread practice of vote-buying in the run-up to elections in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's BJP emerged as the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election, but its poll victory was marred by questions over who has the right to form the government. Vasudevan Sridharan reports.
In an interview with DW, former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, hailed the victory of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Sunday's presidential vote and said that China must accept his country's democratic aspirations.
The Maldives' presidential election has been dubbed a "referendum on freedom." As China gains more political influence across the archepelago, India wants an electoral setback for "pro-Beijing" President Yameen.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has conceded defeat to opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih following Sunday's presidential election. The strongman president has promised a smooth transition of power.
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