Germany's Green Party has placed the power to debate directly into the hands of women.
Voters in the southern German state of Bavaria go to the polls on Sunday in a regional election that could shake the fragile coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
As an anti-war activist in the early 2000s, Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema led a group that distributed flyers depicting an American soldier as a skeleton inflicting "U.S. terror" in Iraq and the Middle East.
Polls have opened in Sweden's general election Sunday in one of the tightest contests the Scandinavian country has seen for decades as voters split over attitudes to immigration.
A politician was forced to leave a state parliament during a vote because she brought her baby, highlighting the difficulties faced by lawmakers with children.