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 Counting underway for Madagascar Elections Analyses & Assessments

Counting underway for Madagascar Elections

Counting is underway for the Madagascar elections that were held on 7 November. The incumbent, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, is seeking re-election...

The Midterms Impact on American Politics Analyses & Assessments

The Midterms Impact on American Politics

The United States has just voted in the 6 November Mid Term elections and the Republicans have retained control of the Senate, while the Democrats...

Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Presidency Analyses & Assessments

Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Presidency

Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil’s Social Liberal Party has won the Brazilian presidential elections. Bolsonaro’s campaign was marked by his similarities to...

 Cameroon’s Violent Elections Analyses & Assessments

Cameroon’s Violent Elections

As Africa’s oldest president campaigns for another term in Cameroon, a violent uprising simmer in parts of the country. Cameroon’s 85-year-old...

Brazil turns to the Far-Right Analyses & Assessments

Brazil turns to the Far-Right

Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro heads to the Runoff election after Missing Outright Win with 46% of the votes. Brazil, in South America, is one of...

Maldivian opposition declares victory Analyses & Assessments

Maldivian opposition declares victory

Maldives opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in the country's presidential elections on Sunday. The vote, seen...

Facebook gearing up for Midterm elections Analyses & Assessments

Facebook gearing up for Midterm elections

In a bid to protect its millions of users from further instances of foreign interference, Facebook is building a 'war room' to battle election...

Bhutan: PDP loses in the first round Analyses & Assessments

Bhutan: PDP loses in the first round

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan votes to remove incumbent PM and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) the party headed by...

Lula withdraws from Presidential race Analyses & Assessments

Lula withdraws from Presidential race

Former President has given up his legal battle to be a contender for the forthcoming elections. His former Running Mate, Fernando Haddad, will be...

Swedish elections: A close encounter Analyses & Assessments

Swedish elections: A close encounter

Sweden's general elections have resulted in deadlock after the two main centrist coalitions failed to win a majority and the far-right Sweden...

Sweden’s Far-Right party surges Analyses & Assessments

Sweden’s Far-Right party surges

A far-right party with neo-Nazi origins could become the country’s largest after Sunday’s election. Europe is at the centre of a crisis sparked by...

 Presidential Frontrunner Bolsonaro stabbed Analyses & Assessments

Presidential Frontrunner Bolsonaro stabbed

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate who is leading the polls in Brazil’s presidential race, is in a serious condition after being stabbed while...

Mali re-elects Ibrahim Keïta Analyses & Assessments

Mali re-elects Ibrahim Keïta

Incumbent president wins run-off amidst allegations of electoral fraud. Mali is a francophone country with a population of fourteen million people,...

Security issues plague Nigeria’s elections Analyses & Assessments

Security issues plague Nigeria’s elections

Abuja is finding it difficult to contain security threats in the run-up to the next presidential election. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country...

Iraq election recounts results in Analyses & Assessments

Iraq election recounts results in

Al-Sadr remains the most powerful candidate on the ballot, may be instrumental in forming the government. The Islamic Republic of Iraq is a country...

Assange to appear before Senate? Analyses & Assessments

Assange to appear before Senate?

Australian computer programmer and founder of WikiLeaks is pondering the possibility of appearing before a US Senate Committee. Julian Assange is an...

Karnataka elections 2018 – Verdict is out Analyses & Assessments

Karnataka elections 2018 – Verdict is out

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged as the single largest winner, securing 104 out of the 222 assembly seats that were announced today. In a...

Karnataka elections Analyses & Assessments

Karnataka elections

On May 12th, state-wide Legislative Assembly elections will be held in Karnataka. It has been one of the most hotly contested and bitter campaigns...

South Korea elections Analyses & Assessments

South Korea elections

On 9th May Moon Jae-in took over as the 12th President of South Korea. He sworn in as the President 24 hours post declaration of the election results...

Outcomes of round one of the French elections Op-Eds

Outcomes of round one of the French elections

The first round of the French elections culminated with Emmanuel Macron and Marie Le Pen emerging as the victors. For the first time in French...