Stories about Elections from September, 2015
Greece’s Latest Transport Deputy Minister Was Too Racist, Homophobic, and Anti-Semitic to Keep His Job
The reason for the sudden ouster were revelations that, over the past two years, Kammenos published on a now-deactivated Twitter account, @portaporta ("door-to-door"), several racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic remarks.
The Catalan people's distrust towards the Spanish government has been exacerbated by several unfortunate public faux-pas in the weeks prior to Catalonia's regional "independence" election on September 27.
Campaigning ahead of Kyrgyzstan's October 4 parliamentary vote proves that democracy is a messy business.
Learn who is behind the coup, what this has to do with upcoming elections and why all eyes are on citizen movements' reactions to the crisis.
The election is widely seen as a test of the government's willingness to hold a clean election, and as an important step in the country's transition to a modern democracy.
The creators of "Vochy" hope the mobile app helps broaden Belarusian citizens' knowledge of their voter rights and provides an opportunity to quickly report election violations to independent observers.
Singapore's ruling party, which has been in power since 1959, clinched a landslide victory in the recent general election. Many were surprised by the results.
Yen Snaing from The Irrawaddy writes how election candidates in Myanmar are using Facebook to get the support of voters.
All politics is local, and a film about the very local politics of a Kyrgyz village has spurred a crowd-funding campaign ahead of elections on October 4.
Trinidad and Tobago has a history of fair elections, free from interference or violence. No wonder voters were amused by the outgoing government claiming the results are null and void.
After decades of voting out consecutive governments over corruption allegations, Trinidad and Tobago might finally have received the message that citizen involvement is what is needed to improve governance.
Trinidad and Tobago's ruling party may have exploited a loophole in the Representation of the People Act to continue campaigning via digital media on election day.
To paraphrase one Trinidad and Tobago voter, "Rain doesn't keep us from partying, it can't keep us from voting."
"Today is the day Trinidad and Tobago. The country is in your hands..."
"We’re also seeing a significant slice of the younger generation who feel that change is necessary,"
"As a grandfather, it's unbearable to see the image of that little body on a beach. Canada must act. Let’s not wait any longer."
Opposition leader Edith Nawakwi alleged that Esther Lungu was using the donations and tours in rural Zambia to campaign for her husband ahead of the 2016 presidential and general elections.
In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.
Olga Borisova, a volunteer for the democratic opposition in Russia's only open regional contest this fall, talks about working in Russian elections today.