Elections

Bharatiya Janata Party workers gather to celebrate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 17.

Why Modi Is Suddenly Everywhere

After his disastrous handling of COVID-19, India’s prime minister is attempting to seize back the narrative.

Workers rearrange the chairs in the plenary hall of the German Bundestag to fit the new seating arrangement for the parties in parliament after the recent election, in Berlin on Oct. 15.

What the German Election Taught America About Democracy

Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr celebrate in Baghdad.

The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran

Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.

A man stands by a campaign poster for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Will Andrej Babis Rise Again?

Pandora Papers revelations aren’t likely to doom the billionaire Czech prime minister in this week’s elections.

Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida’s Principles Are About to Be Put to the Test

Japan’s new prime minister is the moderate face of a party dominated by its right wing.

Georgian opposition supporters take part in a rally following the arrest of Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, in the town of Rustavi on Feb. 24.

Georgia Holds Fraught Elections Amid a COVID-19 Disaster

Dozens of people are dying a day, and the country’s future may be on the line.

French Gendarmerie stand guard by the main gates of the Palais de Justice, where the trial of the alleged perpetrators of the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks is taking place, in Paris on Sept. 7.

The ‘Trial of the Century’ Will Test French Values

With 14 alleged terrorists on the stand and an election coming up, can politicians resist weighing in?

Election campaign billboards show Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democratic Party, and Armin Laschet, chancellor candidate of the Christian Democratic Union, in Berlin on Sept. 21.

Germany Has Voted. What Happens Next?

Contentious coalition talks mean German Chancellor Angela Merkel could remain in her post for months to come.

Christian Lindner, head of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) arrives for a press conference the day after elections in the eastern German states of Brandenburg and Saxony on September 2, 2019 in Berlin.

The Next Big Player in the Global Economy Is Christian Lindner

Three Germans are running to replace Angela Merkel—but it’s someone else who might end up with the most influence.

A polling station in Moscow

Putin’s Party Is Preparing for a Post-Majority Future

Slow shifts in the Russian electorate are making dominance harder—so United Russia is changing the rules.

A meeting at the Bundestag in Berlin occurs.

The Post-Merkel Return of German Ideologies

After years of consensus, a new era of division is set to roil German politics at home and abroad.

Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov

Russia’s Crazy Sham Election

To retain control in this weekend’s Duma elections, the Kremlin has reached very deep into its bag of tricks.

German chancellor candidates wait for start of an election debate.

Germany Has Three Chancellor Candidates but No Answers

A nationally televised debate mostly highlighted the weaknesses of the leading contenders to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Supporters wave German flags.

Germany Braces for Election Disinformation

A growing conspiracy movement is likely to spread false narratives about the results, with echoes of Trump.

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