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The Electoral Commission of Zambia delivered elections that saw Hakainde Hichilema become the new president in 2021 despite democratic backsliding under the ruling Patriotic Front. James Kunda/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The challenges African election bodies face go beyond ‘democratic backsliding’ – analysis

Stakeholders, whether they be policymakers, political parties, civil society or the media, must proactively pursue electoral integrity.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during a meeting in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

I watched Hungary’s democracy dissolve into authoritarianism as a member of parliament − and I see troubling parallels in Trumpism and its appeal to workers

One of Donald Trump’s favorite politicians is the Hungarian authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán. Would a country led again by Trump embrace similar antidemocratic politics?
Protesters in El Salvador declare ‘Yes to democracy. No to authoritarianism’ during a demonstration on Jan. 14, 2024. PHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images

In the face of severe challenges, democracy is under stress – but still supported – across Latin America and the Caribbean

A survey of people across 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean found widespread concern over the economy and crime.
Berliners giving the Nazi salute following the announcement of the German invasion of Poland on September 1 1939. Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo|Alamy

How the social structures of Nazi Germany created a bystander society

The German population was transformed under Nazism into a “bystander society” – even before the conditions of wartime normalised acts of excessive violence.
A group of Spanish people have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for torture they and others experienced under the Franco regime from 1939 to 1975. David Zorrakino/Europa Press via Getty Images

After 50 years of global effort to abolish torture, much work remains

More than three-quarters of the world’s nations engage in torture, which is notoriously difficult to study because it often occurs in secret.

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