The country's constitutional court ruled that fresh elections were needed after invaliding the current government installed in June. The lawmaker who cast the deciding vote in its favour to rule the country is now in prison.
Huge anti-Lukashenko protests have been held for months in Belarus, with little to show. Are demonstrators now changing tack?
While polling officials say the election is running smoothly, voters in some parts of the country have been threatened by Jihadists not to cast their vote.
The results of the state, which has traditionally been a Republican stronghold, were certified on Friday after a recount by hand confirmed Joe Biden's win.
Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France.
Gotabaya Rajapaska won Sri Lanka's presidential election by promising a tough line on security in the wake of the massive Easter terrorist attack.
Voting for Sri Lanka's new president is marked by an attack on buses carrying Muslims to voting stations.
Two centre-right rivals square up to each other in Lithuanian Presidential elections' second round