Voting doesn’t mean much in Kazakhstan.
Donald Trump is wrong: the US election can't be rigged. But it's a different story in Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Gabon and Mexico.
Research shows voters penalise candidates who make accusations of fraud that aren’t credible, especially if they lose by a wide margin.
Some advice for Trump from Mexico, a place that knows something about contested elections: nobody likes a sore loser.
Protesters in Paris against Gabonese President Ali Bongo with placards reading: 1967-2016, 50 years in power is enough!
Gabon has the lowest trust ratings of any election commission among the 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer.
Roch Marc Kabore addresses supporters after winning Burkina Faso’s presidential elections.
Voting for national leaders has become the global norm in a remarkably short time – in Africa in 1988, only 25% of countries had multiparty elections, but 94% do today. Yet all is not well.
Vendors sell bananas in an open market in a village near Bujumbura. Burundians are being driven deeper into poverty.
Whenever the crisis in Burundi is discussed, the economy is often overlooked, even though it is central to understanding the backdrop to the most severe crisis since the end of the civil war.
Omar al-Bashir – the people’s choice (for what that’s worth)
Despite an African Union report warning the election would not be fair, the vote looks set to extend Omar al-Bashir's 26-year rule.
The most serious risks to electoral integrity usually arise from disparities in political finance and media coverage during a campaign.
Many recent elections have ended with bitter disputes about electoral integrity. The issue is perhaps best exemplified by partisan divisions in the United States over Republican allegations of voter fraud…
Pickles is coming to East London.
With a forced smile and through gritted teeth, Tower Hamlets’ elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has announced himself willing to accept – and even “welcome” – the intervention package set out for his borough…
After vote rigging in Russia’s elections, Putin’s authority has been called into question.
EPA/Alexey Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Government Press Service Pool
The Russian presidential elections, held on 4 March, gave a solid electoral win to the President-elect Vladimir Putin. But much of the Western press saw it as a tainted victory. With allegations of election…