34-year-old Sanna Marin of Finland's Social Democrats has been named the country's new prime minister. Marin who was a former transport minister took over from Antti Rinne resigned after six months in office when he lost the confidence of the Centre Party, a coalition partner, over his handling of a postal strike. Sanna Marin is currently the youngest prime minister in the world.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) party, casts his vote in the South African general elections. The ruling ANC party, in power since 1994, is the favorite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth, and record unemployment.
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC) have objected to a prosecution witness, Mr Adedipe Adegboyaga, who was brought to testify in a case filed by Olusegun Abraham, challenging the emergence of Akeredolu as the governor of the state.