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May 14, 2018
While the world awaits vote tallies from the Iraqi High Election Commission (IHEC), low turnout and concerns about electronic voting hindered participation are dominating early analysis of the vote. With... Read More
May 10, 2018
Following several postponements, Tunisians finally went to the polls last Sunday in the country’s first democratic local elections since the 2011 revolution. The message Tunisian voters sent? Indifference. As expected, voter turnout was disappointingly... Read More
May 09, 2018
In July, Mexicans will go to the polls to elect more than 3,400 positions for federal, state and local offices- including the country’s president, governors in nine states, 1,596 mayors, and 1,100 legislative seats. Although from a US perspective it is easy to get wrapped up in the most recent... Read More
May 08, 2018
Politics makes for great theater, and nothing could be truer for Malaysia’s May 9 general election. On Wednesday, embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak will face off against his former mentor and former prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohammed. Mahathir, viewed by many as the father of modern... Read More
May 07, 2018
After nine years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally held parliamentary elections on Sunday, May 6. The historic day saw both democratic achievements, the election of six women, and a few setbacks,... Read More
May 01, 2018
On May 6, Tunisians will cast their votes in the country’s first-ever democratic local elections. Across the country, 53,668 candidates will compete for 7,212 municipal council seats in Tunisia’s 350 municipalities. Repeatedly postponed, Sunday’s elections are an essential step in the democratic... Read More
April 30, 2018
After repeated delays, Tunisia will hold the first democratic local elections in the country’s history on May 6. This represents a major milestone in Tunisia’s democratic transition; for the first time, Tunisians will be able to vote for public officials who will serve in their own communities and... Read More
April 01, 2018
Where dysfunctional systems of governance and disregard for constitutionalism seem the norm across the African sub-continent, Botswana has consistently set the pace for good governance and democracy. Why is Botswana a model for democracy? Special praise goes to their peaceful history of... Read More
March 27, 2018
This month, Russian voters went to the polls to elect their president for a six-year term. To no one’s surprise, results confirm the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, prevailed yet again. Initial reports gave him as much as 76 percent, and 56.2 million votes - the highest number cast for a... Read More
March 26, 2018
March 11, Colombia had its first election following the 2016-peace accord that ended some 50 years of internal conflict.  It changed the legislative landscape by allocating 10 mandatory seats to the former FARC guerrillas (now called the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force). Overall, the... Read More

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