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Good Democracies Make the Elites Compete for the People’s Votes

by Salvatore Babones   When the United States goes to the polls next week for the midterm Congressional elections, the…

AFRICAN UNION DEPLOYS ELECTION OBSERVERS TO THE REPUBLIC OF MADAGASCAR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 24 October 2018-/African Media Agency/-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has…

As elections near, fears are rising

“As Zimbabwe, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepare to hold historic polls in July, October and December…

Low turnout and some cheating in runoff election

Low turnout and possibly some cheating in runoff election in Liberia http://allafrica.com/stories/201712270002.html You may also be interested in: Going to…

Elections should be held in 2018

According to this bit of news the position of the US administration is that the Democratic Republic of Congo should…

Going to the polls

Kenya and Liberia are getting ready to go back to the polls. Liberia will vote in a run off election…

Three electoral results for Kenya

The Kenyan elections had three immediate effects: 1) the ruling party got hold of Nairobi county (https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Kenya-ruling-party-to-finally-control-Nairobi-county-/2558-4055012-q5xevf/index.html ), more women…

Elections in Africa

Three African countries are going to the presidential elections in August. In his campaign for the 4th August election, Rwanda’s…

Africa’s reaction to Trump’s election

After an electoral campaign that was divisive, to say the least, the recent US Presidential elections are polarizing Africa’s public…

Elections postponed

The government announced that elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be postponed to 2018. http://allafrica.com/stories/201610170149.html The opposition strongly…

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