The ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will remain in power despite record-low turnout by voters.
Taylor Swift, Derek Jeter, and Frank Underwood all got votes.
Shinzo Abe’s decision came after data showed his country slipped into a recession.
Analysts say loss of control of the senate could spell trouble for Obama’s efforts to regulate the industry.
BuzzFeed News takes a look at the initiatives voters across the country will decide on Nov. 4 — and whether the referendums have a chance of passing.
A filter is always a good choice.
President Petro Poroshenko gets an overwhelming mandate for his reform plan and bid to end the war with pro-Russian separatists — but faces significant obstacles in implementing them.
You might not know it, but this week a new hereditary peer will be voted into the House of Lords. Welcome to the UK’s most exclusive, and most utterly bizarre, election.
The 2016 presidential hopeful drew a not-so-subtle connection between himself and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
His Twitter follows are anything but conservative.
Prime minister John Key pre-empted the attack by admitting that New Zealand considered a mass cyber-surveillance programme.
The internet entrepreneur has promised to reveal evidence “that John Key lied.”
“I think we have some options, don’t we?”
There are some silly ones.
More than 200 people were killed in Syria on election day, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human rights.
BBC News channel boss Jasmine Lawrence urged people not to vote UKIP on Twitter yesterday, in breach of the BBC’s impartiality rules.
It was posted by the country’s next prime minister, Narendra Modi, after the election results were announced.
More than half of the Indian population with access to the internet has a Facebook account.
“Dumb chutiya joke idiot.”
NoMo, please. It’s been a long month.
Election monitors in Egypt tell BuzzFeed of serious concerns that Egypt’s upcoming elections won’t be a “democratic process.”
“Who’s Adrian and what’s all this about a wall?”
“What you saw is just warm-ups.”
On Twitter, opponents of the Syrian president denounce the elections as a sham.
Let’s take a look at the body politic, shall we? Turns out that porn is a highly accurate predictor of presidential politics.
“There are no rules any more. It’s all about the preservation of Erdogan.”
Some women have called for a sex boycott against men who vote for Yoichi Masuzoe for governor to protest his claim that menstruation makes women unfit for office.
President Obama’s election commission says schools should keep students at home when balloting is going on.
Without saying a word, this mute man will make you want to vote.
Men and women line up for hours to pay their final respects to Nelson Mandela, as they did in 1994 when the turned out to elect him the first black president of South Africa.