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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Is EC’s Byabakama losing control?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Is Justice Byabakama losing control of elections?: How unscientific reality is messing up ‘scientific election’ THE LAST WORD Elections in the age of COVID-19 : How a scientific election opens opportunities for the opposition …

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Malawians to cast vote in fresh presidential poll Tuesday

    LILONGWE, Malawi | XINHUA | Thirteen months after Malawi held tripartite elections in May 2019, the country is going to conduct fresh presidential election Tuesday, June 23. This follows the monumental Feb. 3 court ruling which annulled the May 2019 presidential poll after a lengthy legal battle in …

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Five things to watch for in Russian polls

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russians vote in local and regional elections on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for during the elections that will take place in each of the country’s 85 regions. – How the Kremlin fares  –  Gubernatorial elections will take place in 16 regions. Elections to …

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Tensions high as Albania heads into disputed local polls

Tirana, Albania | AFP |  Albania will on Sunday hold bitterly disputed municipal polls that have snowballed into a democratic crisis, with the opposition boycotting the vote and refusing to recognise its results. The tense election run-up has seen bouts of violence as opposition supporters attacked polling stations around the country …

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Is democracy dying?

Taking democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls Kampala, Uganda | JOHN J STREMLAU | Visiting Professor of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand More than a dozen national elections will be held across Africa next year. All 55 members of the African Union (AU) are obligated to hold …

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