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Stories about Elections

24 June 2015

Hong Kong's Legislature Went Off Script, and the Pro-Beijing Establishment Is Not Happy

After Hong Kong's legislature vetoed China-backed electoral reform, a pro-Beijing news outlet warned the city's autonomy could be in jeopardy if voters don't kick out pan-democrats in next year's elections.

17 June 2015

Jack Warner's First Revelation Involves Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister, Marijuana and a Cover-Up

The ex-FIFA exec, who is wanted by US authorities, has made good on his promise to reveal damning evidence. It's only the "tip of the iceberg," he says.

14 June 2015

Three Videos That Explain Why Hong Kong Public Opinion on the Government's Electoral Reform Proposal Is Divided

The China-backed proposal claims to favour popular suffrage, but unsurprisingly, it is not as straight-forward as it seems.

11 June 2015

What Do Global Voices Contributors Think of Turkey's General Election Results?

"Many people, including non-Muslims, Kurds, and women have entered the parliament, which signals the chance for a more respectful, hardworking and equal politics."

9 June 2015

That Rare Moment When a Moscow Opposition Leader Visits Siberia

RuNet Echo

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny made a rare trip outside Moscow on Sunday, arriving in Novosibirsk for a boisterous public meeting ahead of primary elections.

8 June 2015

Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear

Global Voices Advocacy

During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists

7 June 2015

Gezi's Legacy? Biggest Party Humbled in Turkey's Game-Changing General Election

If a new coalition government is not formed in 45 days, fresh elections will be called.

Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence

"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."

5 June 2015

What Does Turkey's General Election Promise for Women?

The Bridge

'We must begin the process of overturning the status quo and demand more of all the parties that make it into the next parliament.'

How Much Time Is Left for Africa’s ‘Presidents for Life’?

Events in Burundi and other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda have sustained a growing debate among Africans about term limits.

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