Colonel Assimi Goita has stepped back from undertakings that there would be a return to civilian rule soon.
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Rising tensions in West Africa heighten as the military junta in Mali engages Wagner, a Russian private military company while defying ECOWAS.
Security fences stand near the U.S. Capitol on January 5, 2022.
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The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy.
Each day seems to bring a new announcement of an independent taking on a high-profile Liberal candidate.
Gambia’s president Adama Barrow waves to supporters shortly after he arrived the country in 2017.
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Adama Barrow’s re-election in The Gambia was not unexpected. It, however, leaves the opposition with an uncertain path forward and signals the shrinking status of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh.
People wait in line to get their ballot to vote in the 2020 general election in Detroit, Michigan.
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As states devise new electoral district maps, some have adopted independent commissions to ensure fairness in that process. Do they deliver?
Supporters of Gambia’s president, Adama Barrow, sing and dance during a campaign rally in Banjul on November 27, 2021.
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The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
Nicaragua’s power couple, Vice President Rosario Murillo and husband President Daniel Ortega.
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The rule of Daniel Ortega has become increasingly authoritarian. Sanctions and repression could destabilize the region and result in increased numbers of refugees.
Exit political stage, heading to the right.
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A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now has the challenge of delivering on his promise of ‘new capitalism’.
New immigrants to Canada, including Syrian-born Tareq Hadhad (centre) who founded the company Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, N.S., swear allegiance at an Oath of Citizenship ceremony in Halifax in January 2020.
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Following the Sept. 20 federal election, an important question must be asked: How is the Canadian electoral process accommodating the country’s increasing linguistic diversity?
Our first-past-the-post electoral system works poorly when there are lots of three-way races and even some four-way races. Seats can be won with far less than a majority, meaning it’s time to revisit electoral reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. But Sunday’s election has already delivered some significant results.
Across the world, people have become less likely to take part in elections in recent decades.
Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.
Voters should be aware of how their personal data is being collected and used by political parties.
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During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
Gavin Newsom’s victory could provide a national strategy for Democrats.
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The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
A woman wears a Make Canada Great Again cap during a demonstration opposing government policy on immigration near the Canada-U.S. border in 2019.
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As Canadians head to the polls, some are seeking new direction. One they claim promises to be “for the people.” And some are part of far right groups who are calling for a populist movement.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole makes a campaign announcement on affordable housing in Ottawa.
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The dream of home ownership has been a tool of dispossession and exclusion and has perpetuated the commodification of housing.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a stop in an airplane hangar during the Canadian federal election campaign in Mississauga, Ont.
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A former political insider explains that the view inside government is generally the sooner minority rule is put to bed in favour of a majority, the better. That’s why Trudeau really called an election.
The apex court must decide if the elections can be free and fair amid the pandemic.
The right to free and fair elections may be undermined if political parties cannot campaign due to COVID-19 restrictions by the state.