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Ivory coast president to seek third term Analyses & Assessments

Ivory coast president to seek third term

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast, is planning to seek a third five-year term in next year’s presidential polls as his ruling coalition...

African Union urges DRC Analyses & Assessments

African Union urges DRC

The African Union (AU) says there are "serious doubts" about the outcome of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and has called...

Indian Elections 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Indian Elections 2018

Five Indian states went to the polls in November-December 2018 and kick-off a year-long election cycle which includes the 2019 General Election....

Armenia’s first post-revolution election Analyses & Assessments

Armenia’s first post-revolution election

Armenia began voting in an early parliamentary election as Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate. He was elected by...

Annegreat Kramp- Karrenbauer is Merkels successor Analyses & Assessments

Annegreat Kramp- Karrenbauer is Merkels successor

The Christian Democrats have chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to lead the CDU into its next phase. Ms Merkel has been the leader of the CDU since...

Indian Elections Roundup: November 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Indian Elections Roundup: November 2018

Before India goes to the poll in the General Elections in 2019, several key states have held elections in 2018 which have yielded important...

 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...