Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
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A delayed election could balkanise the country along ethnic lines and become the most severe political crisis in Ethiopia's modern history.
An Ohio election official on the night of the primary vote rescheduled from March 17 to April 28.
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To many, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primary elections as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic sounds undemocratic. What's the political effect of these postponements?
Just a year ago, Scott Morrison was on the cusp of achieving what most had believed impossible. His ability as a campaigner, aided by the failure of his opponent to connect with the Australian public and…
Tanzanian President John Magufuli waves as he attends a ceremony marking the country’s 58th independence anniversary in 2019.
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His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
Guillaume Soro’s conviction is seen as an attempt to exclude him from the presidential elections scheduled for late October.
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It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
Scottish and Welsh 16 and 17-year-olds can vote while their peers across the border are still disenfranchised.
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There needs to be fair and equal voting rights for young people in England and Northern Ireland.
Innovative ideas during the lockdown could protect democracy and make it stronger and more inclusive.
Milwaukee voters wait in a social-distancing line, some wearing masks, before voting in the state’s spring elections on April 7.
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The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters' rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.
Marijuana decriminalization won’t end arrests.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Bill Clinton displaying how not to social distance while campaigning in 1992.
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Coroanvirus has ended politics as normal. What will campaigning look like without handshaking, high fives and the kissing of babies?
Voters in line for Illinois primary election ballots keep their distance on March 17.
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Most states have rules that could preserve the integrity of an election while also allowing social distancing.
Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting in 2004.
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One way in which Latino voters vary is where they or their forebears came from. In states like Florida, that difference matters.
Pete Buttigieg speaks with members of the media on March 1 in Plains, Georgia.
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Research on stigma and discrimination – and LGBTQ people's own stories – can help Americans make sense of Pete Buttigieg's historic candidacy.
Vice President Joe Biden enters a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio on March 10.
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With the race for the Democratic nomination narrowed to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, six more states went to the polls on March 10. We asked three scholars to interpret the results.
Voting machine operator David Schaefer, right, helps voter Kaitron Gordon with her ballot on Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary in Nashville after deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of voting.
As the race for the Democratic nomination narrows to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, what does it all mean for November? We asked three scholars to closely analyze the Super Tuesday results.
Electoral commission officers count votes after the polls were closed during the 2019 General elections.
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Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission recently deregistered some political parties, leading to debates over whether this was a step in the right direction.
42% of media coverage of the 2016 election focused on the horserace.
Polls have become an essential component of the news coverage of presidential campaigns. That may affect who voters decide to back on an election day.
Are these people’s votes accurately recorded and properly counted?
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Around the world, elections are under attack. U.S. officials could learn from other countries about how to ensure everyone's vote is recorded and counted accurately.
The ‘United We Roll’ convoy of semi-trucks travels the highway near Red Deer, Alta., in February 2019 en route to Ottawa to protest what it called a lack of support for the energy sector and stalled pipelines.
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Determining whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in democracy depends in part on which region one is examining. Contrasting trends in Alberta and Québec provide clues.
Counting underway in Herat, Afghanistan.
Why Afghanistan is still waiting to hear who its next president will be – nearly four months after the election.