Lebanese President Michael Aoun is leaving office without a designated successor in place. With no president and a caretaker government at the helm, Lebanon is now hurtling into the political unknown.
Since the parliamentary election in October 2021, there has been a political crisis in Iraq, with members of the Council of Representatives of Iraq being unable to form a stable coalition government, or elect a new President.
20 May 2022
Opposition parties and constitutional experts have slammed President Umaro Sissoco Embalo's decision to dissolve parliament. The move has heightened fears in the coup-prone West African nation.
7 Apr 2022
The rejection of the opposition's no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan could have serious repercussions for Pakistan's democratic set-up, say experts.
19 Feb 2022
Just over a year after Brexit became a practical reality, the Northern Ireland Assembly is in crisis after its First Minister resigned in protest at the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Brexit deal. Ireland's Europe Minister Thomas Byrne tells FRANCE 24 the departure of Paul Givan "has caused deep difficulties within the government system in Northern Ireland", and that the situation is "very very worrying".
20 Dec 2021
The country's military government has its work cut out for it, as it copes with the threat of Islamic extremism and ECOWAS sanctions.
10 Oct 2021
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
16 Mar 2020
The political crisis in Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is deepening as a faction of the party has commenced statewide registration of members in the 226 wards in the state.
8 Nov 2019
Benin launches a new Constitution in a sign the political crisis that has shaken Benin for six months is calming. Changes to electoral law are among the reforms, as well as an amnesty for "criminal, delinquent and contraventional offences" as a result of post-election unrest.
5 Jun 2019
Violence erupted as thousands of Albanian protesters demanded an early election. The political crisis is seen as a threat to the country's aspirations of joining the European Union.
12 Aug 2017
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened a military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis.
22 Jan 2017
After 22 years in power, Gambia's former ruler Yahya Jammeh has left the country, ending a political crisis that lasted for more than a month.