Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has taken a battering in mid-term elections, with the opposition making big gains.
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.
Romanians have begun two days of voting on whether to constitutionally define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The debate has deepened divisions in a country already embroiled in political turmoil.
In 1993, a constitutional crisis threatened to topple Russia's government. With Western support, President Boris Yeltsin deployed the army against his own parliament in a move that forever altered Kremlin politics.
Brazil's federal police have opened an investigation into disinformation on social media against presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad. WhatsApp has played an outsized role in this year's vote.
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