Nicola Sturgeon has quit and now her husband Peter Murrell has resigned as chief-executive following news the SNP has lost more than 30,000 members since December 2021.
Research suggests that women may be underrepresented in politics because parties act as gatekeepers and tend to choose men over women as candidates.
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
A digital tool to help citizens know the candidates better has been developed for Nigeria’s 2023 elections.
Americans are not the first to fret over the potential harm that parties can inflict. But parties can also promote the common interest.
Tanzania’s six-year ban on political rallies shows how the president’s power can override the constitution.
The recurrent bickering and fragmentation within the Nkrumahist parties raises doubt as to whether they can rise to the call by Ghanaian electorate.
All 50 states have laws that ban potentially intimidating behavior at polling places. They will need enforcement during the 2022 midterm elections.
Why do government policies sometimes fail to reflect the public will? The answer begins with the design of the US government system, forged in the 18th century.
Bottom line: Political endorsements are overrated.
Confusing court findings have left the rules in party pre-selections in a mess, and members with little say in who contests individual seats.
Nigeria’s legislators have no constitutional right to force political parties to adopt direct primaries.
Political parties often weather internal storms. There are many Greens in Canada who are hoping the Green Party can do so too after Annamie Paul’s leadership laid bare serious issues in the party.
It is likely in future we will see more, not less, unsolicited text messaging — and not just in politics.
Chieftaincy conflicts in northern Ghana have hindered development in the country.
State governments, councils, researchers and entrepreneurs are slowing our slide to disaster – but they need others to step up.
This year is seeing a high number of absentee and mail-in ballots and voting in the period before Election Day – but early voting periods are not new to the 2020 election.
Party platforms are a vital clue about which groups hold real power in the two major national parties, and can help predict what the government will actually do.
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission recently deregistered some political parties, leading to debates over whether this was a step in the right direction.
There seems little chance of getting people to agree on the big picture, but even partisans see eye-to-eye sometimes when you get down to the nitty gritty.