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.
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.
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.
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.
23 Nov 2020
Polls have opened in Burkina Faso for a presidential election overshadowed by extremist violence. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud."
3 Nov 2020
Ivory Coast votes in a tense election after an opposition boycott and clashes over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term. Violence in the run-up to the vote has killed scores of people.
16 Sep 2020
"We’re leading 'Sleepy Joe' by a lot," says US President Donald Trump about recent polls during a Latinos for Trump roundtable event in Phoenix, Arizona. During the event, Trump says that a vote for the Republicans this November "is a vote for the American Dream" and tells the Hispanic community that he will never let them down.
2 Apr 2020
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.
23 Nov 2019
Exit polls in Romania show that incumbent President Klaus Iohannis will likely face a runoff with Social Democrat leader Viorica Dancila. The second round is scheduled for November 24.
15 Sep 2019
Muscovites head to the polls to elect a new city council on Sunday. There is little hope that opposition parties will make substantive gains. But, after a violent crackdown, resentment against the government is growing.
17 Apr 2019
Independent exit polls gave incumbent leader Joko Widodo about 55 percent of the vote. The election campaign was dominated by the economy and the rising influence of conservative Islam.