Paraguay's conservative president-elect Mario Abdo narrowly won the April 22 election. His father was the private secretary for dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who brutally ruled Paraguay for 35 years.
A pilot requiring some voters to show ID in May's local elections could be the next blow for the Windrush generation.
Why use bullets when you have crayons?
Elections are easy to rig, and they give authoritarian leaders a veneer of legitimacy they badly need.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
Several critical Canadian elections are looming. Here's what Canada can learn from Europe on how to prevent the digital manipulation of voters.
The minor party vote in Australia is historically high and growing, as trust in the bigger parties slides away.
The search for a direct causal connection from public opinion to specific policies, including gun control, may be like hunting for the holy grail. Many factors influence how legislation gets passed.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
In a survey of 80 teens and college-aged Americans, most said they'd experienced physical or emotional distress before and after the 2016 presidential election.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia's youth "political preferences".
Citizen activists can influence the policy positions of their elected representatives. Their activism might well counter the advantages of the wealthy in America.
Population growth for growth’s sake (as a proxy for economic growth), without consideration for the demands this creates might actually compromise Tasmania's economy.
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour managed something huge in 2017, even if turnout hasn't proved to be as high as expected.
A new analysis shows STEM majors tend to vote less than others. But researchers say the relationship between a college major and voter turnout is not necessarily cause and effect.
Why experts don't always win the argument.
Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
Brought to its knees by the recklessness of the Zuma presidency, the South African economy needs a new deal. The ANC's new leader Cyril Ramaphosa needs to act quickly if he's going to make his mark.
If only expensive documents such as passports are acceptable forms of identification at polling stations, many people may be denied their democratic rights. Free voter cards are essential.