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Stories about Elections

14 July 2018

These were some of the controversies dominating Mexico's online space during the presidential race

The fourth and last installment of the series on the Mexican presidential elections analyzes how the campaigns unfolded on social media.

11 July 2018

The importance of having an Afro-feminist activist in Costa Rica's government

The Bridge

"While Marielle Franco was assassinated in Brazil for being a black, feminist and dissenting voice...Epsy Campbell, a recognized leader of the Afro-Latin American movement, was elected vice president..."

10 July 2018

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter set to return to Pakistan to appeal corruption convictions

"This judgment is a major development in the war against corruption, and every corrupt must be brought to the book who has robbed the country."

3 July 2018

Cambodia's government claims upcoming election will be free, fair and plural—but civil society says otherwise

The government has dissolved the main opposition party, placed restrictions on election observers, expanded its control of the internet and social media, and filed tax charges against critical media outlets,

1 July 2018

Who are the main candidates in Madagascar's presidential election?

The next presidential election shows every sign of bringing another stormy episode to political life in Madagascar.

29 June 2018

Turkey looks ahead to a strongman era

The political presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now too dominant to be checked by rivals or institutions.

28 June 2018

With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction

Advox

This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.

20 June 2018

A fridge, a kettle and a farm. Metaphors abound in Turkey's troubling presidential election

Humor has emerged as a potent weapon for incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main electoral rivals. He is not amused.

Gangs and trade wars: What kind of Mexico awaits the new president?

"Today in Mexico one does not attain power with weapons, but controls access to power with weapons."

11 June 2018

Meet the candidates competing to be Mexico's next president

Introducing Mexico's presidential candidates. Among them, a third time presidential hopeful, and a candidate proposing to amputate the hands of corrupt officials. Literally.

4 June 2018

With elections fast approaching in Mexico, what is at stake for citizens?

This is the first in a series of four articles focused on México’s upcoming elections. In this post: A look at the political background and the emergence of new candidates.

24 May 2018

While some Iraqis boycott ‘futile’ elections, others vote to shake up parliament

Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.

17 May 2018

Venezuelans who hope for government change face dilemma — to vote or not to vote?

"The government picks all the candidates, sets the rules of the game, forbids any scrutiny [...and] blackmails voters with food and medicine..."

14 May 2018

Riddled with violations, Lebanon's first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents

Thousands of election violations recorded and a Ministry late at publishing the results. These were the first Lebanese elections in nine years.

12 May 2018

A new era for Malaysia after voters end six-decade reign of ruling party

"Barisan Nasional is no longer our ruler. A few hours from now, the sun will begin to rise over the horizon. How poignant.. we'll see a new Malaysia greeting us."

11 May 2018

Burundi's contentious constitutional referendum reflects deeper political problems

Whether a sign of independence or authoritarianism, Burundi's constitutional referendum appears to have further cemented divisions.

10 May 2018

Social media platforms are ablaze as Turks say “enough” to President Erdogan

In Turkish, "tamam" means "that's enough". And that is exactly what Turks are saying to the president.

12 April 2018

#KnowYourDictator: Political Emigres and Their Hashtags Haunt Azerbaijan's Re-elected Strongman

The Bridge

Having largely suffocated opposition at home, newly-elected President Ilham Aliyev is finding ways to hurt activists living abroad.

8 April 2018

With the Election of Its First Afro-Descendant Vice President, Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in the Fight Against Racism

“It is a way of reclaiming not only the Costa Rican black community, but the entire black community of Latin America."

6 April 2018

India's Data Security Dilemma Continues With Cambridge Analytica

Advox

The fallout from revelations of data exploitation by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has taken hold in India, where political leaders are accusing one another of using similar means to manipulate...

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