Gerald Ford, left, and Carl Albert wave on Dec. 6, 1973, just after Ford was sworn in as vice president.
What if impeaching the president meant the White House would switch parties? It was an ethical question Democrats faced in the 1970s.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, and potentially the country’s future president.
South Africa's ruling ANC has a new leader - Cyril Ramaphosa. But this doesn't mean that the country is out of the woods. Political instability remains a real possibility.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center.
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It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
Zimbabwe National Army commander Constantino Chiwenga, second from left, addressing the media.
Contrary to popular sentiment that the coup in Zimbabwe would usher in a new era of democracy, the military intervention is much more about a succession crisis in the ruling Zanu-PF.
Protesters at a rally outside parliament in preparation ahead of the proposed impeachment of President Robert Mugabe.
A week after the army issued its limp-wristed and ambiguous statement that Mugabe should go, he remains in place, and a new avenue - impeachment - is being pursued to get rid of him.
President Clinton during his grand jury deposition, Aug 17, 1998.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
President Donald Trump.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Loyal to a fault: Andrew Johnson.
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Andrew Johnson's plan to win the loyalty of former Confederate leaders doomed his presidency to historical ignominy.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the public protector of South Africa.
The public protector's proposal to change the mandate of South Africa's Reserve Bank goes well beyond changing individual rules to overturning their very foundation, anchored in the Constitution.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Demonstrations demanding Temer’s removal from office have been growing.
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Brazil's president, who came to power after his ex-boss was impeached, now finds himself embroiled in corruption charges, which threaten to derail the economic recovery he has championed.
Calls for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster are growing louder due to allegations of government corruption.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017.
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Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
Lula, the ‘leader of the poor,’ celebrates becoming president in 2003.
Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's center-left policies helped lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty, earning him the title 'leader of the poor.' It's a legacy worth preserving.
Protestors rally against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer.
A BU professor walks through the turmoil of Brazil’s political past to explain why there’s more at stake than you might think.
Rousseff faces her biggest trial.
Rousseff is about to go on trial for allegedly borrowing $11 billion to fund social programs and conceal a budget deficit. Why is that a crime?
“Et tu, Temer”: Dilma Rousseff.
Conspiracy, betrayal and prophecies of doom have all played their part in Dilma Rousseff's looming downfall.
Heads of state at an African Union session in Addis Ababa. They have signed up to a plan that envisages strengthening institutions and governance.
If the governing ANC ignores the calls for Zuma's resignation,it may undermine South Africa's leadership on the continent. It creates the idea that he can undermine the constitution with impunity.
A US flag lies in the wreckage of the Benghazi consulate, stormed on September 11 2012 in an attack that saw the US ambassador and three others killed.
Are US Republicans set to attempt to impeach another Democratic president? Utah representative Jason Chaffetz suggested US president Barack Obama could face impeachment over his administration’s response…