Spain's centre-right People's Party will comfortably win parliamentary elections in two weeks time, 20 November, with an absolute majority, a private poll showed, as voters punish the Socialist government for the country's economic woes.
A retired right-wing general promising to stamp out spiralling crime took an early lead in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election that he was favoured to win.
Colombia's FARC rebels rejected a plea to demobilize after the killing of their leader Alfonso Cano gave President Juan Manuel Santos his biggest military victory.
Opposition leaders in Uruguay accused Argentina of “exerting pressure inside the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” so the neighbouring country would be labelled a “tax haven,” the Montevideo media said.
The G20, composed of the world's most powerful economies, come up Friday with an action plan to save the world economic and stabilize the global monetary system, according to an official statement from the Group of 20. The continuing Euro zone debt crisis has dominated the summit.
Italy has agreed to allow the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to monitor its implementation of budgetary reforms that would cut state spending and raise revenue in a bid to prevent the sovereign debt crisis from spreading to the Euro zone’s third largest economy.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday evening, while indicating that he might be prepared to stand down. Results showed there were 153 votes in favor of Papandreou, with 145 against.
US President Barack Obama defined Cristina Fernández and Argentina “a great friend” of the United States in a meeting between both Head of States. The bilateral meeting Friday lasted around thirty minutes and took place in the Carlton Hotel in Cannes in the framework of the G20 summit.
Falkland Islands voters rejected the proposal of a single constituency, to eliminate the current two-system of Camp and the city Stanley, which was put to a referendum on Thursday November 3.
The Governor of the Falkland Islands accepted Friday the resignation of Bill Luxton from the Falklands’ elected Legislative Assembly (MLA). Bill Luxton was elected for the Camp constituency and is the third member of the current Legislative Assembly that steps down: Glen Ross and Emma Edwards are the other two.