Emmanuel Macron was the winner of the first round of the French presidental election.
The first round of the presidential election has left French citizens and politicians divided – and the top candidates' four-way split doesn't favour governance of the country.
Emmanuel Macron at a campagn event in Bercy, April 17.
François Hollande promised to make France’s youth a priority, but was a disappointment to them. While current candidates often showcase young supporters, will they have a voice after the election?
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
DRC President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa.
The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened
Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party.
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Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
The prime minister knows how to use the element of surprise to her advantage.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
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Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Herder Ahmed Haji waters his goats.
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According to 2016 rankings, Somalia is the most fragile state in the world, worse off even than Syria. But there are reasons to believe things will improve.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa (L) and Presidential candidate Lenin Moreno greet supporters.
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
A 2013 election poster of current Armenian president, Serzh Sargsyan. Will the country’s transition into a parliamentary system reinforce his power or lead to a totally new government?
Armenia's upcoming election should advance the country's transition from presidential to parliamentary system. But President Serzh Sargsyan may have a hidden agenda to retain power beyond his term's end.
People pass posters of Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic, in Novi Sad, Serbia March 18, 2017.
Serbians go to poll on April 2. Will the country's trend of illiberalism and authoritarianism continue its three-year run?
Protest against the law “El Khomri” in Paris, 2016.
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Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
Newly-elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,left, and outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
The Somali election didn't deliver the long-awaited universal suffrage, but was another exercise in limited democracy that extended only to a small part of the population.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era - which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident - is folly.
Big data is here – but just how widely is it being used?
Strategies that exploit what our online data trails reveal about us can be used to fool us into thinking our desires will be met. Brexit and Trump show us how politics at the margins can be played.
No love lost: Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness.
What was already an uneasy alliance first turned sour, and then utterly disintegrated. Where did it all go wrong?
Trump supporters celebrating.
The more we have to defend our choice to others, the more certain we become that we are right. So what can we do about it?
What’s missing for elections using technology are careful transparency and scrutiny measures to help mitigate risks and build trust.
Elections worldwide are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. But, typically, the electronic systems adopted suffer from weak transparency and scrutiny even when the outcome is challenged.
What if this was our choice on Election Day?
AP Photos/Gary Landers and Paul Sancya
In this year's election, the system of majority voting didn't allow voters to express their opinions adequately. If they had, the choice would have been between Kasich and Sanders.
Polls are best guesses, votes are real.
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
People around the world were shocked when Hillary Clinton, ahead in many polls, didn't end up the U.S.' president-elect. But that doesn't mean the polls themselves were wrong.