Post Tagged with: "Elections"

Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa

Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa

July 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM

  ©Reuters As a West African, I have wished that the cohesion that exists between our regional league of countries and proactivity is anything close to what we see in the East-African countries; whether for the purposes of concerted development or in the maintenance of peace and security. But thenRead More

Venezuela: An Electoral Defeat of the Revolution?

Venezuela: An Electoral Defeat of the Revolution?

July 13, 2015 at 2:04 PM

After centuries of external subordination during colonialism and decades of military repression during the 20th century, today, elections are fairly free and transparent in most democracies of Latin America. In Venezuela, however, it takes a hunger strike by an incarcerated leader of the political opposition to pressure Nicolás Maduro to set a date for parliamentary elections.

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

Unfulfilled Promises for Afghanistan’s Women

April 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM

In the 13 years since the fall of the Taliban, women’s rights in Afghanistan have seen incredible advancement. Despite this progress, however, women seldom have a voice in political and social affairs and are often left in the periphery when it comes to critical subjects impacting their country.

Antonio Silva/EPA

Mozambique: The Beginning of the End for FRELIMO?

December 12, 2014 at 7:35 PM

On October 15th, Mozambicans went to the polls to elect their next president. The incumbent, Armando Guebuza, had already been in office for two terms and therefore the constitution bars him from a third term. Three candidates competed for the post: Filipe Nyusi, a FRELIMO (Frente de Libertaҫão de Moҫambique)Read More

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

September 11, 2014 at 5:52 AM

What can we expect from the elections in Bolivia and why? On October 12th of this year, the Bolivian electorate will go to the polls to elect the two chambers of Congress and a President and Vice-President; while democratic contents always draw attention it seems clear that incumbent President Evo MoralesRead More

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