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General Election

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Tanzania’s election laws make it hard to build political opposition – what needs to change

      By Aikande Clement Kwayu, Tumaini University Makumira     Tanzanians go to the polls this year in local elections to vote for street and village chairpersons. This will be followed by a general election next year for councillors, members of parliament and the president. Both sets of elections are being watched closely. They’re the first to be held following a raft of changes over the past eight […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 4


French voters scramble for proxy votes

More than 550,000 proxy-vote applications have been submitted so far in the build-up to the French general election. The second round of the vote falls at the start of the French school summer holidays. Ross Cullen reports.

todayJune 19, 2024 10


UK’s Sunak to unveil tax-cutting manifesto

      By James PHEBY       British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will promise voters "financial security" and tax cuts when he unveils his Conservative party manifesto on Tuesday, following a disastrous week that even led to rumours he might quit. "We Conservatives have a plan to give you financial security," he will say, according to extracts of his speech released in advance. "We will enable working people […]

todayJune 11, 2024 2


Modi’s narrow win suggests Indian voters saw through religious rhetoric, opting instead to curtail his political power

Supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party dance at a party office in Guwahati, India, during counting of India’s national election on June 4, 2024. AP Photo/Anupam Nath     By Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University     India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, had hoped for a landslide victory in the country’s six-week general election – the largest display of democracy, by far, in a year of voting around the […]

todayJune 5, 2024 12


Indian election: Narendra Modi hasn’t delivered the expected landslide – where the BJP may have gone wrong

        By Thankom Arun, University of Essex     Narendra Modi may have led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a historic third term, but the landslide victory that many had expected failed to materialise. With half of the 640 million votes counted, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its political allies were on course to win 290 seats. It’s enough to form […]

todayJune 5, 2024 12

South Africa

S.Africa set for political shake-up after historic vote

        By Umberto BACCHI Johannesburg, May 31, 2024 (AFP) - South Africa's ruling ANC was on track to score its worst electoral result ever on Friday, with early tallies showing voters deserted the party in droves, ending its 30-year political dominance. If the African National Congress (ANC) is confirmed as dropping below 50 percent of the vote, it would force the party to seek coalition partners to […]

todayMay 31, 2024 7

South Africa

South Africans go to the polls to choose a new government: what’s different this time

        By Dirk Kotze, University of South Africa     South Africa’s seventh general election since democracy in 1994, set for 29 May 2024, takes place under circumstances different from any other election in the history of the nation. Some view the hotly contested national and provincial elections as a watershed moment for the country. We asked political scientist Dirk Kotze to explain the changed circumstances. There’s […]

todayMay 28, 2024 21


With democracy under threat in Narendra Modi’s India, how free and fair will this year’s election be?

      By Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide   India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is favoured to win reelection when India’s 970 million voters start heading to the polls on April 19 in the country’s massive, six-week general election. Modi, who has been prime minister since 2014, has benefited from a divided opposition, glowing mainstream media coverage and high economic growth rates. However, recent polling indicates significant voter discontent […]

todayApril 16, 2024 22


With nominations decided, Trump leads Biden in US polls; UK Labour far ahead as election approaches

    By Adrian Beaumont, The University of Melbourne   Joe Biden and Donald Trump have both secured their parties’ nominations for the November 5 United States general election by winning a majority of all delegates to their parties’ conventions, including delegates not yet allocated. Both Biden and Trump won their nominations easily, with Biden taking 86.4% of the national Democratic primary vote in contests so far, far ahead of […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 18