People & Power

Moldova and the Puppet Master

Following recent elections, what does the future hold for a country finely balanced between Russia and the West?

Opinion

Italian-style political instability comes to Spain

We are witnessing a structural reorganisation of Spanish politics that is turning the country into a 'poll-ocracy'.

Nicola Morfini

by Nicola Morfini
- Bernardo Sainz Martinez

Nicola Morfini

Algeria

Demonstrators demand Bouteflika's immediate departure

Algerian president's move not to stand for fifth term fails to satisfy protesters as elections indefinitely postponed.

Demonstrators demand Bouteflika's immediate departure

Opinion

Whoever wins Israel's election, result will be more of the same

Benny Gantz's new centre-left alliance is unlikely to be the game-changer Israeli and Palestinian people need so badly.

Akiva Eldar

by Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar

India elections 2019

India announces general election from April 11, results on May 23

PM Narendra Modi is running for a second straight term in the national election to be held in seven phases.

Nigeria

Nigeria's local elections marked by low voter turnout

With irregularities and violence, governorship and state assembly elections are marked by low voter turnout.

Voter apathy apparent in Nigeria's local elections

Nigeria

Nigerians vote for powerful governor posts amid unrest

Millions have voted across the West African country to elect 'influential' governors and state assembly members.

Polls close in Nigeria as Buhari looks to consolidate victory

Opinion

What went wrong with the BNP, Bangladesh's main opposition party?

The BNP's defeat in last year's disputed election cannot be explained solely as a result of government repression.

Mubashar Hasan

by Mubashar Hasan
- Arild Engelsen Ruud

Mubashar Hasan

Algeria

Algeria's protests explained

Ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for fifth term in office has sparked widespread demonstrations.

Algeria's protests explained

India elections 2019

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Experts say India will be the biggest misinformation challenge among a host of closely-watched elections this year.

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Nigeria

Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Female candidates are hopeful women voters will show support in Saturday's local elections in Nigeria.

Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Thailand

Straight outta Bangkok: The world of Thailand's rebel artists

A new generation of rappers and artists are staring down the country's powerful military rule.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 US presidential run

Democrat was unsuccessful in 2016 election, says she will remain politically active but will not run next year.

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 US presidential run

Opinion

How Netanyahu's embrace of the Israeli far right unmasked Zionism

The Israeli political elite has long tried to cover up its fascist views and practices. Today it no longer cares to.

Tony Greenstein

by Tony Greenstein

Tony Greenstein

Europe

Opposition Reform party wins Estonia general election

Reform won 28.8 percent of the vote putting Kaja Kallas in pole position to become the country's first female PM.

Opposition Reform party wins Estonia general election