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· December, 2015

Stories about Elections from December, 2015

30 December 2015

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's Absence and Other Curiosities Surrounding Argentina's Presidential Inauguration

"'The time for dialogue is now' and they file a precautionary measure to stop Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attending the ceremony."

Is It Not Democracy If Voters in Rwanda Want a ‘Life President'?

After 98% of Rwandans voted to change the constitution to allow President Kagama to run for a third term in 2017, some hit back at Western criticism of the results.

One of 2015's Biggest Political Scandals Ends in the Indonesian House Speaker's Resignation

"Indonesia’s public was able to witness, in fascinating and nauseating detail, the mechanics of rent seeking at the highest level."

26 December 2015

Myanmar's Memorable Moments in 2015

The victory of Myanmar's opposition over the military-backed party was a significant milestone in the country's history. This and other events that made 2015 a particularly memorable year for Myanmar

20 December 2015

Saudi Women Vote in Historic Elections; Now They Want More Rights

Twenty-one Saudi women won seats in municipal elections for the first time ever. Now Saudi women, banned from driving their own cars in the conservative kingdom, demand more.

17 December 2015

Poland's Constitutional Tribunal Crisis

Constitutional crisis. Protesters outside the parliament. Enigmatic national addresses. A power struggle between governments. This is Polish politics today.

15 December 2015

A Crash Course in Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 General Elections

From red herrings to hashtags, Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 general elections may have been many things, but boring wasn't one of them.

14 December 2015

2015 Was Boom Times for Corruption in the Caribbean, But Can It Last?

Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?

Low Bandwidth, High Hopes: Digital Participation in Venezuelan Elections

Advox

Despite low bandwidth and a series of localized Internet outages, the Web proved critical to public discourse and circulation of information about candidates, especially those running with the opposition.

13 December 2015

This City in Siberia Would Rather Elect a Cat Mayor

RuNet Echo

As Barnaul's political process slips further from the public, the frustrations of ordinary citizens are beginning to show. For instance, one Internet community is promoting a house cat’s mayoral candidacy.

7 December 2015

Trinidad and Tobago’s United National Congress Retains Its Party Leader, But at What Cost?

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago's former prime minister, has won the battle for leadership of the country's opposition party—but some think the country loses, no matter who won.

5 December 2015

New Appointments to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal May Be Unconstitutional

People have been protesting and discussing a recent set of acts passed by Polish parliament, some claiming it is a true threat to democracy in the country.

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