"Progressive International Observatory continues to watch the electoral process closely — to ensure that the results of the race are certified — and the popular will of the Guatemalan people respected."
Further analysis of the Spanish elections last week shows that Sanchez' PSOE party are likely to form a government despite surge in conservative votes.
"The Spanish left rightly celebrated last night as a victory because it has blocked the prospect of a hard-right, neo-Francoist party joining a national government."
"The by-election was won by the Tories by just 495 votes. The Greens secured just under double that number, with 893 votes."
With Ecuadorian President Lasso entrenched in corruption scandals, the increasingly unpopular right-wing figure-head has opted to dissolve National Assembly.
"Unacceptable obstacles were placed in the way of this grassroots campaign, undermining the democratic process... This was not a fair contest" - Beth Winter MP.
"Unionism is losing its appeal, both as an electoral force and a political rationale" - Geoff Bell looks at the lessons of the council elections in Northern Ireland .
"After the first round of the Brazilian election, Lula da Silva leads with 48.5% of the vote equating to over 57 million votes. This is the second best PT first round performance in history and gives Lula a strong lead going into the second round on October 30th."