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Stories about Elections

31 March 2015

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

29 March 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

27 March 2015

Trinidad & Tobago's Politics Hits New Low With ‘Product of Rape’ Mudslinging

"Vernella has offended every victim of rape and sexual abuse, every child born out of rape and incest...As a woman, she should know better. I am appalled and disgusted."

21 March 2015

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

17 March 2015

Israel’s Elections: ‘It’s Us or Them’, ‘Anyone but Bibi’ and Everything in Between

Israelis head to the polls today. While major candidates for prime minister are still making game-changing announcements, a significant portion of voters are still undecided.

5 March 2015

‘Eat My S***, Mother****ers!': A Newly-Elected Councillor Causes a Stir in Tajikistan

A city councillor who struggles in Tajikistan's state language, Tajik, has used the language to hit back at her critics in a rather rude way.

27 February 2015

The Political Violence in Bangladesh Is Claiming Too Many Lives

I close the windows of my car, and think of buying a fire extinguisher. [Then], if a bomb is thrown inside my car, I'd be able to douse the fire.

23 February 2015

It's a Lock In!: Tajikistan's Ruling Party Holds Pre-election Rallies by Force

Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.

22 February 2015

Spanish Mayor's ​'​Pearls​'​ Inspire ​a Thousand Lame Excuses for Failing Class

The mayor of a small town in Spain made the dubious claim that the head of alternative party Podemos failed her in university three times "for wearing pearls."

Kuwait Sentences Opposition Politician Mussallam Al Barrak to Two Years in Jail for “Insulting Ruler”

Kuwaiti opposition politician Mussalam Al Barrak was sentenced to two years in jail for telling the country's ruler that the people would not allow him to practice “autocratic rule.”

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