Elections

 
EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
Anastancio Matavele, a Mozambican election observer, was gunned down by police in Xai-Xai city on Monday. The news was tragic but — perhaps...
Intra-party funding must be open
Intra-party funding must be open
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign to be elected the ANC’s president has, with its fund-raising infrastructure, professionalised and...
Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate
Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate
Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week, with challengers criticising him on...
Japan's Abe vows to reform constitution despite no 'supermajority'
Japan's Abe vows to reform constitution despite no 'supermajority'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to keep alive his plans to amend the country's pacifist constitution, despite failing to secure a...
Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi
Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi
Thousands of people gathered in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika,...
Mauritania cracks down on opposition after election
Mauritania cracks down on opposition after election
Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them amid high tension that followed a disputed outcome to...
Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate
Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate
Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier...
Mauritania ruling party's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner
Mauritania ruling party's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner
Mauritania's ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won the presidential election with 52% of the vote, the electoral commission...
Trump heads back to base for 2020 campaign kickoff
Trump heads back to base for 2020 campaign kickoff
President Donald Trump will get a big crowd of his most loyal supporters at Tuesday's official 2020 reelection campaign kickoff in Florida but...
Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign
Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign
After a campaign rich in colour and steeped in desert traditions, voters in Mauritania will choose on Saturday among six candidates vying to...
It’s not right for SA’s left to reject elections
It’s not right for SA’s left to reject elections
Dinga Sikwebu is an insightful and important voice on the South African left and I welcome his commentary, 2019 Elections: The Great Democratic...
Vanquished Australian opposition shifts left with new leader
Vanquished Australian opposition shifts left with new leader
Australia's opposition is set to anoint Anthony Albanese as its new leader, hoping to win back the working class after a shock election defeat to...

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