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· May, 2015

Stories about Elections from May, 2015

31 May 2015

What Does Japanese Prime Minister Abe's Ignorance of the Potsdam Declaration Actually Mean?

Has Prime Minister Abe really never read the Potsdam Declaration? Or is his professed ignorance a signal he rejects Japan's postwar pacifism?

29 May 2015

2 Reasons Why Madagascar's President Hasn't Been Impeached Yet (Contrary to Media Reports)

Too Soon to Joke About FIFA Arrests? Not in the Caribbean!

There was also a video featuring a popular local puppet as he spent a night in jail with Jack Warner, a Trinidadian former FIFA vice president who was indicted.

25 May 2015

Region-wide Presidential Term Limits for West Africa? Not So Fast.

West African leaders have dropped the idea of instituting a two-presidential-term limit across the region, thanks to the opposition of Gambia and Togo, the only member states without term limits.

24 May 2015

Data Set Demonstrates Attacks on Turkish Opposition Party's Campaign Offices Are Systematic

Is it a coincidence that the party which could derail the ruling party's majority in parliament keeps getting attacked?

23 May 2015

Covering Turkey's General Elections, One Tool at a Time

'The organisation uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as 'activist mapping'.'

14 May 2015

Bolivia's Civil Service Wracked by a Series of Social Media Slip-Ups

Blunders made by Bolivian civil servants show how simple mistakes quickly escalate in social media.

13 May 2015

What We Know and What Is Still Up in the Air After the Alleged Coup in Burundi

What Is Behind the Controversy in El Salvador's Recent Elections?

Despite an interventionist Supreme Court, a month-long delay in the results, and other irregularities, visiting international observers declared this year's election in El Salvador to be broadly transparent.

12 May 2015

Can This US Presidential Hopeful Capture Republican and Latino Hearts?

The Bridge

Marco Rubio is one of the most-watched Republican candidates because of what he represents to a new generation of Latinos, but he has a number of hurdles to overcome.

10 May 2015

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven't Heard of in Burundi

Guatemalan Vice President Resigns, Protests Continue

As a new politically conscious youth fills the streets demanding change, is a 'Guatemalan Spring' in the offing?

7 May 2015

A Ugandan Mayor Has 2 National ID Cards. That Doesn't Bode Well for Elections

The identify cards will be used for the general elections in 2016. The mayor says he somehow managed to get two different IDs.

Your Post-Election Guide to Cashing in on Nigeria's Oil Wealth

2 May 2015

Let's Change How the United Nations Secretary General is Chosen

The UN Secretary-General plays a crucial role in tackling global challenges. The 1 for 7 billion campaign is looking to improve the selection process for the UN's top job.

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