India needs political stability in Pakistan for any kind of dialogue with its regional archrival. With Pakistan deeply divided, India has no strong political partner for talks in Islamabad.
The current crisis in Pakistan is being watched keenly in Washington — although not as eagerly as many Pakistanis believe — as the possibility of a nuclear-armed country spinning out of control alarms many.
Alarm bells are ringing in Pakistan after electoral officials delayed votes for two key provincial assemblies. The country's elite seems to be deeply divided around the fate of former PM Imran Khan.
5 Nov 2022
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.
29 Oct 2022
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.