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25 Nov
Taiwan's parliament has the highest ratio of female to male lawmakers in Asia. Upcoming local elections are set to continue this trend, but many female politicians still have to contend with sexism and harassment.
8 Nov
The US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling earlier this year has made abortion one of the top issues during the campaign for the midterm elections. Both Democrats and Republicans have tried to capitalise on the ruling in order to attract voters.
9 Aug
Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.
11 Feb 2020
President Aliyev's Yeni Azerbaijan party has made big gains in Sunday's election. But the opposition says the ballot is a sham designed to strengthen the status quo.
31 Dec 2018
Voters are casting their ballots in an election that has been tainted by a crackdown on opposition parties and rights groups. The ruling Awami League party is widely expected to retain power amid vote-rigging claims.
4 May 2017
Algerians are due to vote in a parliamentary election on Thursday but many people say they have decided not to cast their ballot.
26 Mar 2017
PDP leadership tussle - Jonathan asks Nigerians to respect the ballot.

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