Post Tagged with: "elections"

Elections in Bangladesh: Political Conflict and the Problem of Credibility

Elections in Bangladesh: Political Conflict and the Problem of Credibility

The recent election in Bangladesh was accompanied with credibility issues and conflict, and comprehensive political dialogue will be necessary to break the political deadlock.

Mali 2013: A Year of Elections and Further Challenges

Mali 2013: A Year of Elections and Further Challenges

The Malian elections represent a step towards greater stability, but are not a quick-fix to some of the fundamental problems facing the country, including that of armed insurgents.

Cambodia’s Election and Two Conceptions of the Rule of Law

Cambodia’s Election and Two Conceptions of the Rule of Law

A new understanding of competition between elite groups may be the best way to foster the rule of law in Cambodia after the re-election of the People’s Party.

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

The Ukrainian Parliamentary elections of October 2012 were contentious and preliminary reports suggest that the OSCE and other observers were not satisfied that the process was free and fair.

Where to for Somali State-building Since London and Istanbul Conferences?

Where to for Somali State-building Since London and Istanbul Conferences?

While it is clear that the great majority of Somalis wish to find a path to peace, it is not at all clear that they support a strong, central government.

An Election Short on Hope:  Mexico 2012

An Election Short on Hope: Mexico 2012

Mexico’s recent Presidential election returned the PRI back to power twelve years after the party was ousted. Numerous problems continue to plague the country. This election won’t change that.

Egypt Goes to the Polls

Egypt Goes to the Polls

The high expectations that accompanied Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last year have not come to pass. Egypt’s current Presidential election will be critical in determining whether Cairo’s future will bring democracy or merely democratic window-dressing.

Will Senegal’s 2012 Presidential Election End in Violence?

Will Senegal’s 2012 Presidential Election End in Violence?

Those who study Senegal have long thought it could never be the site of significant political violence. Over the past twelve years, however, Senegalese politics has changed.

“There is no alternative”? The election without memory

“There is no alternative”? The election without memory

This election is not principally a social mobilisation, but rather, a media event. Today, we see a plethora of contentless neoliberal television polls determining who will succeed and fail in the characterological eyes of the audience of reality TV and talent-show audience. Is the UK general election much more than these televotes? There seems to be a lack of enthusiasm in the public mood for any candidate.

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

This round of Iran’s pre-election politics was marked by the full-force entry of the Iranian women’s movement onto the political scene with a well-thought-out strategy that has mobilized many change-seeking individuals and groups within civil society.

The upcoming elections in Iran

The upcoming elections in Iran

When Iran’s former president, Mohammad Khatami, announced that he would stand as a presidential candidate in the country’s June elections, there were hopes that once again he could use his charisma to mobilize voters in favor of a reformist program. So what caused him to stand down and support Mir Hussein Mousavi?

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