Elections

U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on March 19, 2019.

Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook

Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process.

Activist Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers at a protest for more government food distribution amid the coronavirus lockdown in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18, 2020.

Uganda’s Chief Provocateur

Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.

Pro-Trump rioters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

America, Welcome to the Ranks of Struggling Democracies

What needs to happen next if U.S. democracy is to survive.

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate chamber in Washington on Jan. 6. as pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building.

Pro-Trump Mob Breaches Capitol, Pence Evacuated, Election Certification Paused

After the U.S. president riled up crowds with baseless claims of voter fraud, mobs broke into the Capitol and interrupted Biden’s official certification.

Belarusian police guard a government building during a protest rally against police violence in central Minsk on Aug. 14.

Cracks Appear Among Lukashenko’s Security Forces

Signs that the Belarusian dictator’s days in power might be numbered have emerged in his security apparatus.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden walks off stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 16.

Why Biden Will Lose the Left—and How That Could Help Him

The Democratic coalition is already fracturing. But losing his erstwhile allies could actually make it easier to govern—and boost his standing.

Ghana's then-President John Dramani Mahama (L) talks with former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings (R) at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jerry Rawlings Is Dead, but He Still Looms Large in Ghanaian Politics

The former leader’s blend of anti-corruption rhetoric and strongman rule still holds great appeal for a generation disappointed by contemporary politicians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and alternative Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Election Déjà Vu for Israelis

A move to dissolve parliament could mean a fourth ballot in less than two years.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament on Nov. 26.

Scottish Independence Is Only Gaining Popularity

Boris Johnson’s policies appear to have worked in favor of the Scottish National Party.

Maia Sandu, the winner of the recent election, wearing a face mask as she casts her ballot at a polling station during the second round of Moldova's presidential election in Chisinau, Moldova on Nov. 15, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Moldova’s Election Result Is a Blow to Russia’s Regional Dominance

The victory of the pro-Western politician Maia Sandu shows Putin is losing his grip over Russia’s near abroad.

A military guard salutes newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti in Peru

Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species

Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.

Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, receives the nomination forms of President Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2020 presidential election in Accra on Oct. 6.

For Ghana’s Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage

Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the governor's mansion to protest the results of the U.S. presidential election in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Nov. 7.

Liberal Chinese Americans Are Fighting Right-Wing WeChat Disinformation

Chinese-language social media has been dominated by racism and fake news.

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