As political scientist Charles Tilly reminded us years ago, the crafting of democracy is a messy process than can involve unsavory characters. But that doesn't mean it isn't working.
There’s a major corruption scandal, no clear presidential front-runner, and the first local-level elections in 14 years.
Guinea-Bissau’s election draws from beyond its borders.
Erdogan is practicing majoritarian politics in an increasingly polarized political climate.
Why a past president would choose to run for the Senate, and the implications of his victory for the prospects of peace in Colombia.
A weakened ANC, a divided opposition, and some voter apathy.
It may be more profitable to think through Jokowi’s implications for party politics in Indonesia.
Michele Bachelet was reelected president of Chile with an impressively high 62.5 percent of the vote, but will lower-than-expected turnout hurt her ability to implement serious policy reforms?
Bachelet falls short of a first-round victory and faces an uncertain reform landscape in congress.
Michelle Bachelet will be the next president of Chile. What this means for the country, however, is less clear.