Coronavirus outbreak hinders run-up to Ethiopia elections
02 April 2020 | 12:52 pm
The polls, originally scheduled for August, were to be a key test for reformist PM Abiy Ahmed. His critics say the Abiy's new party is pursuing a return to the days of the former repressive regime.
28 Mar 2021
The 39th weekly protest against Israeli PM Netanyahu's alleged corruption and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic saw thousands gather in Jerusalem with only three days left for the parliamentary elections.
2 May 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
7 May 2021
As voters head to the polls for the Scottish Parliament elections, the issue of independence is not far from people's minds. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is hoping for a majority in the 129-seat devolved parliament, which could pave the way for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Back in 2014, Scots voted by a margin of 55 percent to stay in the UK, but since Brexit, polls have indicated a rise in support for going it alone.
13 Jun 2021
One candidate is a school teacher from a Marxist-Leninist party who has vowed to rewrite the constitution. The other a right-wing political veteran whose father is one of the most divisive figures in Peruvian history.
13 Jun 2021
Mexicans are heading to the polls in one of the biggest elections the country has ever seen. Analysts say the vote is a test for the president, and for democracy. DW has an overview.
27 Jun 2021
Armenians voted Sunday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an attempt to heal divisions after a disastrous war with Azerbaijan and reaffirm his mandate.
21 Jun 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party has won 53.9 percent of the vote in snap parliamentary elections called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a war with Azerbaijan.
22 Jun 2021
Ethiopians head to the polls for their first free elections after decades of oppression, although no vote is taking place in the war-torn northern region of Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will face voters for the first time and said the national and regional elections are a testament to his commitment to democracy. Abiy came to power with sweeping reforms but is now facing international criticism over the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region.
Days before the upcoming presidential elections taking place in Zambia on Thursday, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurated a new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The sprawling new Chinese-funded and built expansion is a centerpiece to Lungu’s re-election bid, which pits him against veteran Hakainde Hichilema, who is running for a sixth time. With the same two candidates running as in 2016, it's likely to be a close race.
After a landslide election victory for his Prosperity Party in June, Abiy Ahmed's new government still faces a host of challenges, including the deadly conflict in Tigray.
Years of protests have resulted in some reforms. But, in the run-up to Iraq's parliamentary elections, optimism for genuine systemic political change remains slim, and voter turnout could hit an all-time low.
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