election-report

Togo president Faure Gnassingbé won the presidential election held late last month, extending his family’s 48-year rule of the country for five more years.

Major national challenges, a disaffected public, and an energized opposition promise to make the upcoming Nigerian elections the most competitive in the nation’s history.

The races are competitive and the stakes are high, particularly in Nigeria’s most populous states.

Edgar Lungu, the ruling party candidate, won Zambia's presidential by-election. But his biggest challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, has his eyes on 2016.

A guide to the parties and scenarios for this weekend's critical Greek elections

  • Akis Georgakellos, Harris Mylonas
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  • Jan 24, 2015
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Popular political disillusionment and economic reforms, the problematic aspects of Tunisia's – politically – remarkable transition process.

  • Benjamin Preisler
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  • Jan 5, 2015
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Abstentions weaken opposition’s ability to compete, but district-level vote analysis reveals improved cooperation among the government’s challengers.

  • Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, Michael F. Thies
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  • Dec 30, 2014
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In Greece, the winter holidays will have a distinctly political flavor

  • Akis Georgakellos, Harris Mylonas
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  • Dec 17, 2014
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Sophisticated fraud detection methods show that while there may have been isolated incidents of fraud, it was unlikely to have affected the outcome.

  • Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Dmytro Goriunov, Tymofiy Mylovanov
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  • Nov 4, 2014
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Though support for Botswana’s ruling party has declined, the first-past-the-post electoral system and nomination of specially elected MPs advantaged them in achieving a super-majority of seats in parliament.

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