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· November, 2015

Stories about Elections from November, 2015

How the Ruling Oligarchy Imperils Japanese Democracy

How committed is Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to Japan's national defense, and what does that mean for the country's Constitution?

Haitians Take to the Streets to Protest Elections Results

Haitians are claiming that the results of the country's recent elections are a sham, staging massive street protests that are quickly turning violent.

Greece's Opposition Party Loses Its Own Election

Greek netizens mock the country's chief opposition party, New Democracy, for failing to hold internal party elections, leading to a fiasco with hilarious online reactions.

More Than 100 Ex-Political Prisoners Win Parliament Seats in Historic Myanmar Election

About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.

Uganda’s Presidential Race Is Here Again, As Museveni Looks to Extend His 30-Year Rule

The campaigns have already exposed divisions in society, as President Museveni pushes to extend his presidency past a quarter century.

The Crisis in Burundi Takes a Troubling Turn for the Worse

"...if the Burundian population remains poor, with all of the problems that come with a large population and a small territory, the country will always have violent cycles."

Four Tanzanians Charged for Publishing Political Information on WhatsApp

Four other Tanzanians have been arrested and charged for political comments they made using the messaging service WhatsApp.

How Myanmar Voted on Historic Election Day

"My Burmese friends who have voted are proudly sharing photos of their ink-stained fingers... You might say, today the Burmese people give the old regime the finger!"

Myanmar Decides: 4 Videos to Help You Understand the Upcoming Election

Myanmar's November 8 election is the country's second general election after the military-backed government implemented political reforms in 2010.

Another Pretend Election Yields Predictable Results in Azerbaijan

Sunday's election in Azerbaijan was not really an election and the new parliament is not really a parliament, but the ruling family cares little for such niceties.

Turkey's Repeat Election Returns a Majority For Governing Party

At the second time of asking Turkey's ruling party the AKP have recovered their treasured parliamentary majority. What will they do with it now?

Polls Closed After Turkey Votes in Second Crucial Election this Year

Turkey waits on the result of its second general election in the space of five months, with President Erdogan's AKP party desperate to reclaim a majority.

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