In Sunday's local elections Ion Aliman won a landslide victory in Deveselu, Romania, despite having died the week before.
Germany's Greens won several mayoral races in North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state.
Montenegro's opposition is on the cusp on forging a historic coalition, ending nearly 30 years of rule by the country's Democratic Socialists. There is a lot on the agenda to turn the country around.
Tensions had been rising as incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko sought a sixth term despite rising discontent with his authoritarian rule.
A judge ordered the release of Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen who was allegedly taken back to prison for refusing to sign a document saying he would not publish a tell-all book about his former employer.
Syria is holding parliamentary elections across government-controlled areas of the country, as President Bashar al-Assad marks 20 years in power amid continuing war and deep economic woes.
Civic Platform is challenging the result of Poland’s presidential election, which was won by the incumbent Andrzej Duda by a narrow margin.