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3 Aug
Both Senegal's opposition and ruling coalition claim victory in Sunday's legislative elections. The vote is an important test for President Macky Sall. Meanwhile, ahead of presidential polls next week in Kenya, the electoral commission says lessons have been learned from the troubled 2017 election. Finally, a project in Benin lays bare the mysteries of voodoo culture.
21 Jun
French papers look at the political bombshell for President Emmanuel Macron, whose centrist bloc emerged from Sunday's second round of the legislative elections well short of an absolute majority in parliament. Libération, the main left-wing daily, describes the results for his group as a "slap", while Le Parisien and Le Figaro headline that France is now "ungovernable". Macron will be unable to push on with his legislative agenda without significant opposition support.
9 Jun
This week, we explore the upcoming French legislative elections, the so-called "third round" of the presidential race. This time, French voters are electing 577 MPs to the Assemblée nationale, the lower house of parliament. Though arguably just as important as the race for the Élysée Palace, turnout tends to be lower. So do these elections work? We tell you more in this edition of French Connections.
4 Oct 2021
Qataris voted for 30 out of the 45-member council that will approve general state policies — but will have no say in the setting of defense, security or economic policy.

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