Post Tagged with: "election"

For Croatia and Its Neighbors, Teachable Moments on Ethics in Politics

For Croatia and Its Neighbors, Teachable Moments on Ethics in Politics

Accused of a conflict of interest, Croatia’s Karamarko Instigates the Fall of the Oreskovic Government, inflicting a severe blow to his party and his political future.

2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Balancing on the Edge

2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Balancing on the Edge

The 2012 elections showed that Ukraine’s ruling party blatantly facilitated the change in the laws and regulations in its favor. Yet, domestic democratic elements exist and are gaining strength.

What the 2012 Elections Portend for the Future of the Republican Party

What the 2012 Elections Portend for the Future of the Republican Party

To remain competitive the Republicans need to expand their appeal beyond their 2012 voter base, particularly in order to capture votes from women, young people and the Latino population.

Ma Victory Signals (Cautious) Continuity in Taiwan

Ma Victory Signals (Cautious) Continuity in Taiwan

Taiwan’s incumbent Nationalist Party (KMT) president, Mr. Ma Ing-jeou, emerged from the January 14 polls victorious with 51.6% of the popular vote in a peaceful, competitive election. But what does it mean?

What Middle East Policy to Expect from the New German Government? When promising ideas threaten to be buried in transatlantic waters

What Middle East Policy to Expect from the New German Government? When promising ideas threaten to be buried in transatlantic waters

However big the political odds are, a rational-pragmatic input by the FDP could constructively impact the foreign policy discourse in Europe’s largest country

Iranians Have to Find Their Own Course

Iranians Have to Find Their Own Course

President Obama should not take sides in the political crisis in Iran. His critics are wrong in faulting him for not siding with the demonstrators and for not standing for the American value of freedom. Freedom, after all, is not the only core value of the American Republic. Along with liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the American Declaration of Independence also embodies the value of life.

The genie may not go back in the bottle

The genie may not go back in the bottle

The Iranian leadership understands the dire straits it is in and fully appreciates it must start addressing the rampant inflation, unemployment and the acute need for direct foreign investment in the oil and gas industry. The chances are that the timing is right, for once, to get the current regime to respond honestly and transparently.

Elections without purpose: understanding the European Parliament elections of 2009

Elections without purpose: understanding the European Parliament elections of 2009

The elections are over, and again the pundits are lamenting the low turnout of European citizens at their parliament’s elections. These elections have again provided Eurosceptics with apparent evidence of lack of public support for Europe – no matter that European Parliament (EP) elections provide greater opportunities for Eurosceptic votes than for supportive votes.

South Africa’s general election: ‘win-win’ or still a worry?

South Africa’s general election: ‘win-win’ or still a worry?

South Africa’s general election which was held on April 22 has yielded the proverbial ‘win-win’ situation for all the participants except the tiny parties, who failed to impress voters and whose futures now hang in the balance. Although this outcome-and the peaceful and well-organised poll-augur well for democracy in the former apartheid state, many still believe that the country’s fifteen year-old democracy may be in peril.

Can the World Position Itself for the Next President Before the Actual Election?

For the first time since 1952, neither an incumbent president nor a vice president of the incumbent’s party is running for the White House in the US presidential election of 2008. The 2008 election and its outcome thus represent something of an unknown quantity not only to the American electorate, but to the rest of the world as well.

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