A second election has brought Malawi a new president - Lazarus Chakwera, who took nearly 60% of the vote. In Poland, the lack of a clear winner in Sunday's voting means the country will hold a runoff election on July 12.
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In today's news roundup, the US Senate confirms the country's first African-American Air Force chief, the president of Burundi dies, and a historic game of chess takes place between players on the Earth and the International Space Station.
On Tuesday, North Korea said that it would end all communication with South Korea, which it called an "enemy". The decision marks a new low point following a period where the two countries worked hard to come together.
In today's news roundup, a street just across from the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza", and Ex-Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to become the Democratic candidate for US president.
While much of the world has been on lockdown, lawmakers around the world have struggled to decide whether to continue to meet or suspend their sessions. Lawmaking groups in several countries are now trying to meet virtually.
As countries around the world struggle to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, some governments are using the opportunity to increase their power. Many people worry that the governments will not give up this power once the crisis is over.
After three elections and a year of political confusion, Israel will finally have a new government. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent, Benny Gantz, have agreed to form a "unity government" together.
South Korea held a national election on Wednesday in spite of the coronavirus. The election results were a huge success for President Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party, largely because of the way the government has handled the coronavirus crisis.
On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race for president of the United States. His exit means that Joe Biden is almost certain to be the Democrat who will face Donald Trump in November's election.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a striking effect on the presidential election in the United States, completely changing the way the election seemed to be heading, and leaving the future uncertain.