Many politicians have survived sex scandals and still held onto their jobs. But news about John Tory’s affair has brought an end to his career as Toronto mayor. Here’s what’s unique about Tory’s case.
South Africa had one of the best national gender machineries globally. But, these were dismantled and replaced with a dysfunctional ministry for women, youth and people with disabilities.
The top office is not a playground for ideological experiment.
If Nigeria’s public office holders behave, there’s no reason why the country can’t progress.
Every South African who cares about the future of the country will agree with former president Mbeki that, to avert disaster, something must be done urgently about its deep socio-economic problems.
Joyce’s deputy David Littleproud and backbencher Darren Chester have both announced they will run for the leadership of the Nationals.
Dutton is set to walk unopposed into the opposition leader’s job on Monday. A shattered parliamentary party has nowhere else to go.
New research looks at the complex reasons a leader’s political career might end, from the perspectives of those who are no longer politicians.
Extreme abuse directed at Jacinda Ardern is part of a wider problem of sexism and misogyny in politics. Research suggests it may be on the increase.
The study indicates that social media platforms are central to how young adults make sense of COVID-19 news and messages.
Regardless of a given leader’s shortcomings, in some instances structural elements may also significantly influence the fate of party leaders in Canada and abroad.
The prime minister seized on Sue Gray’s warnings about structural problems in government, avoiding the bigger ethical questions raised by her report.
New Zealand’s National MPs are set to elect their fifth leader in just four years to take on Jacinda Ardern’s government. What “habits of the unsuccessful” should they avoid in their next leader?
Representative democracies require functional governments but they also need strong oppositions. At the moment, New Zealand has one of these things but not the other.
Managing the competing demands of a pandemic inevitably erodes Jacinda Ardern’s political brand – but changes to Labour’s leadership rules don’t necessarily signal the end of an era.
Zambia’s new president will have to balance austerity and the high expectations of the many unemployed young people and struggling people who voted for him.
Alarmingly for the Morrison government, the public has well and truly registered its lack of action on climate change.
Concerns about socioeconomic well-being were the main reason why people voted for a certain political party.
Ramaphosa will be eager to communicate his position that no one should be above scrutiny and that all parts of society,should be examined by the Commission.
Queensland was a smoking ruin for federal Labor in 2019. As we head towards a possible election later this year, the sunshine state presents a big challenge — and opportunity — for Anthony Albanese.