Stories about Elections from June, 2015
Girl Group Goes Head-to-Head With Japanese Prime Minister Over Reinterpreting Constitution
A Japanese girl group's clash with municipal government highlights increasingly vocal opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government.
Hong Kong's Legislature Went Off Script, and the Pro-Beijing Establishment Is Not Happy
After Hong Kong's legislature vetoed China-backed electoral reform, a pro-Beijing news outlet warned the city's autonomy could be in jeopardy if voters don't kick out pan-democrats in next year's elections.
The Untold Story of Social Media and the 2015 Nigerian Elections
One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.
Jack Warner's First Revelation Involves Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister, Marijuana and a Cover-Up
The ex-FIFA exec, who is wanted by US authorities, has made good on his promise to reveal damning evidence. It's only the "tip of the iceberg," he says.
Three Videos That Explain Why Hong Kong Public Opinion on the Government's Electoral Reform Proposal Is Divided
The China-backed proposal claims to favour popular suffrage, but unsurprisingly, it is not as straight-forward as it seems.
What Do Global Voices Contributors Think of Turkey's General Election Results?
"Many people, including non-Muslims, Kurds, and women have entered the parliament, which signals the chance for a more respectful, hardworking and equal politics."
That Rare Moment When a Moscow Opposition Leader Visits Siberia
Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny made a rare trip outside Moscow on Sunday, arriving in Novosibirsk for a boisterous public meeting ahead of primary elections.
Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear
During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists
After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?
20,000 Nigeriens took to the streets in Niamey, Niger on June, 6. There are multiple causes for the protests: endemic poverty, mediocre governance and restricted free speech are among the main grievances from Nigerien civil society. These protests come on the hill of similar uprisings in Burkina Faso, Burundi...
Gezi's Legacy? Biggest Party Humbled in Turkey's Game-Changing General Election
If a new coalition government is not formed in 45 days, fresh elections will be called.
Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence
"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."
How Much Time Is Left for Africa’s ‘Presidents for Life’?
Events in Burundi and other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda have sustained a growing debate among Africans about term limits.
Hope and Introspection in Neighboring Cameroon as Nigeria Swears in New President
Cameroonians greeted Buhari's election as a sign of change because as one newspaper wrote, Cameroon and Nigeria are “joined at the hip like conjoined twins” in terms of socio-political issues.
Could the Guyana Elections Experience Be a Lesson for the Caribbean?
"The Caribbean electoral systems need to be relooked at and be fixed immediately. They are failing the democratic nature of the region."