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2 September 2015
In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.
1 September 2015
Olga Borisova, a volunteer for the democratic opposition in Russia's only open regional contest this fall, talks about working in Russian elections today.
30 August 2015
16 August 2015
11 August 2015
A newspaper reporter resigns after alleging sexual harassment by the country's opposition leader, but some are calling it a political ploy so close to general elections.
8 August 2015
The Democratic Coalition has recently been barred from various regional elections this September, as its grand ambitions have collided full force with the harsh reality of politics in Putin's Russia.
29 July 2015
The sparring match between Trinidad and Tobago's two main political parties on the eve of the country's general election has been duly hashtagged.
26 July 2015
20 July 2015
There has been tremendous public pressure on Trinidad and Tobago's police force to solve a high-profile murder. After more than year, detectives finally produced a name.
17 July 2015
The Third Force Movement announced less than two weeks after its launch that it will not be contesting the country's general elections in September. Cue the Star Wars jokes.
16 July 2015
Trinidad and Tobago's national football squad secured a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals, but the country's politicians seem determined to spoil the celebration with politicking.
"In front of the national Diet. On what path is this country now headed, I wonder? July 15, 2015: a day of dread."
14 July 2015
How will President Michelle Bachelet weather the current discontent with her presidency, and can she effectively deal with the corruption that threatens her ability to govern?
12 July 2015
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in office for 29 years, and a pair of high-profile arrests is now raising serious questions about the country's future.
10 July 2015
The Third Force Movement unintentionally became the butt of online jokes when netizens used the Trinbagonian penchant for pronouncing "th" as "t" to rechristen the group "The Turd Force".
2 July 2015
Following a surprise midnight announcement last week, Greece and all Europe brace for a referendum that will have profound repercussions for the future of the Eurozone.
27 June 2015
A Japanese girl group's clash with municipal government highlights increasingly vocal opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government.
24 June 2015
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.
23 June 2015
One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.
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.