Stories about Elections from February, 2017
Kenyans don't go to the polls until Aug. 8, but election fever is already gripping the country. On Twitter, one trending hashtag is #NotWithMyVote.
“Does the election committee have any real power? What’s the point of having an election committee then?”
Marine Le Pen was granted the honor of a State Visit in Lebanon. Here's how she spent it.
"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."
"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."
On social media, hundreds of "No" Facebook pages have popped up, with humour deployed in the face of strident state propaganda.
"Kenyans are suffering with this drought and all we are asked to do is dab #DabOfShame"
"The slogan of rebuilding trust, unity and hope is just an empty promise. It is just a local version of the Chinese Communist Party’s 'harmonious society.'"
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
With Russia's next presidential election now just a year away, expect lots of strange, staged viral videos depicting a nation desperate to squeeze another term out of Vladmir Putin.