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Maldives: 'Islam' becoming an election issue?
Dec 09, 2011

Maldives: 'Islam' becoming an election issue?

Two events in as many weeks, and Maldives has been making news, both on the home front and in the global arena, for reasons that had been better left untouched. Coming as they did after the successful SAARC Summit in the southern Addu City.

Maldives: Nasheed’s call to end extremists’ dominance in elections can cut both ways
Jul 21, 2021

Maldives: Nasheed’s call to end extremists’ dominance in elections can cut both ways

A divided moderate constituency, including existing and new political parties, can weaken them collectively vis-à-vis a united extremist alliance.

Maldives: Solih declares re-election bid
Jun 13, 2022

Maldives: Solih declares re-election bid

With Solih throwing his hat into the ring for the second time, a two-faced problem emerges for India.

Maldives: Why the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party is still divided ahead of crucial elections
Apr 02, 2021

Maldives: Why the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party is still divided ahead of crucial elections

The immediate task on hand is for the MDP to stay united and face the 10 April local council elections and ensure a sweep well ahead of the presidenti

MBS is desperately trying to rehabilitate himself since Biden won the elections
Jan 31, 2021

MBS is desperately trying to rehabilitate himself since Biden won the elections

Before MBS’s rise, activists could ask for legal reforms even if in whispers. Now, they cannot.

MCD Elections 2022: Promises galore
Dec 02, 2022

MCD Elections 2022: Promises galore

While the three main contending parties have proposed diverse solutions to address the problems of Delhi, the residents seem low on enthusiasm

MCD Elections: A prestige battle in Delhi
Dec 01, 2022

MCD Elections: A prestige battle in Delhi

In a bid to woo voters using detailed manifestoes, all three key parties are geared up for the upcoming MCD elections in Delhi

Mexican Elections:  Return of the Old Guard?
Jul 05, 2012

Mexican Elections: Return of the Old Guard?

Enrique Peña Nieto, the young and telegenic candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has been elected Mexico's next president with about 38% of the popular vote. His closest competitor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Midterm Elections in America: मध्यावधि चुनावों में तगड़ा झटका झेलने को तैयार डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी!
Jan 10, 2023

Midterm Elections in America: मध्यावधि चुनावों में तगड़ा झटका झेलने को तैयार डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी!

महंगाई, तेल के ऊंचे दाम और स्पष्ट संदेशों की कमी ने डेमोक्

Midterm Elections in America: मध्यावधि चुनावों में तगड़ा झटका झेलने को तैयार डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी!
Nov 07, 2022

Midterm Elections in America: मध्यावधि चुनावों में तगड़ा झटका झेलने को तैयार डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी!

महंगाई, तेल के ऊंचे दाम और स्पष्ट संदेशों की कमी ने डेमोक्

Muscle-power giving way to money-power in elections: Expert
Apr 25, 2015

Muscle-power giving way to money-power in elections: Expert

The process of reforms in the electoral system to ensure electoral integrity has began, but much remains to be achieved. Ultimately, electoral integrity could be restored only by the will of the people and it is in people's power to do so.

Myanmar's elections: What happens next?
Nov 07, 2015

Myanmar's elections: What happens next?

For most people, Myanmar's Sunday election is about change for the better. But there is much at stake than just winning. What impacts will the election have on the socio-political fabrics of the country at a time when there are growing societal divides on religious and ethnic lines.

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections
May 06, 2020

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections

Later this year, the national elections will be due. The elections may be postponed because of the COVID-19 scenario.

Need to define the role of Election Commission
May 27, 2011

Need to define the role of Election Commission

Elections-2011 was noted for the way the Election Commission attempted to check the use, misuse and abuse of money-power and political power. It may not have succeeded fully, but there was no denying the presence of the Commission in every nook and corner of the poll-bound States.

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?
Jul 28, 2023

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?

नेपाल में चुनाव के दौरान ज़्यादातर लोगों ने ये उम्मीद जत�

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?
Nov 30, 2022

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?

नेपाल में चुनाव के दौरान ज़्यादातर लोगों ने ये उम्मीद जत�

Nepal: Another election for a new Constitution
May 28, 2012

Nepal: Another election for a new Constitution

In Nepal, with the dissolution of Constituent Assembly and legislature parliament, the Baburam Bhattarai government will continue under caretaker status. But a political confrontation is unavoidable in days ahead given the deep divisions among and within the political parties of Nepal.

Nepal: It's elections on November 19
Oct 11, 2013

Nepal: It's elections on November 19

Nepal will hold elections to the second constituent assembly (CA) on November 19, 2013. The first CA polls were held in 2008. The major political parties, currently represented in the High Level Political Committee (HLPC),

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia
Sep 05, 2023

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia

As the Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh head toward elections, they continue to commit to democracy

Nigeria’s worsening security situation may jeopardise the 2023 elections
Aug 24, 2022

Nigeria’s worsening security situation may jeopardise the 2023 elections

Many young people across the country might have registered to vote. However, the current security situation could spell trouble.

Obama's State of the Union Address: Kicking off re-election campaign?
Jan 31, 2012

Obama's State of the Union Address: Kicking off re-election campaign?

Following President Obama's State of the Union address, polls show Obama leading the Republican Presidential frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The next few months will tell us whether Obama will be able to convert this into another Presidential term.

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players

In November this year, the world will witness one of the most keenly awaited presidential elections in Pakistan with President Pervez Musharraf seeking a second term from the existing parliament without giving up his uniform. A few months later, in early 2008, will follow the general elections for the National Assembly. Contrary to perceptions, the road to re-election may not be smooth. There are chances that the situation in Balochistan and Wazi

Pakistan elections and PPP
Apr 15, 2013

Pakistan elections and PPP

Pakistan's PPP-led government failed to end the domination of the military over the government, much less bring the military machine, particularly the army, under the government's control. A huge percentage of the country's budget is allocated to the military.

Pakistan general elections 2018: Analysis of results and implications
Dec 18, 2018

Pakistan general elections 2018: Analysis of results and implications

n July 2018, Pakistanis voted in what was the third consecutive transfer of power from one civilian government to another in the country’s 71-year history. The elections may be called a success in that winners had been declared. However, the months leading up to the elections demonstrated the power of the military, and its ability to influence election outcomes and control sections of the media. As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan see

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?
Jul 17, 2018

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?

In well-functioning democracies where those who lose elections live to fight another day, the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan is a battle for survival for many of the main political players in the country. To begin with, the brazen intervention by the military establishment in the political process has left the polls little credibility. In many ways, the elections will set the future trajectory of politics in Pakistan. While the deck se

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle

The power of the people has upended all expectations and predictions in this Pakistan election

Pakistan’ Rigged Elections People have voted against the army but it still gets to cook up the next coalition
Feb 12, 2024

Pakistan’ Rigged Elections People have voted against the army but it still gets to cook up the next coalition

People have voted against the military’s political favourites but General Munir still gets to cook up the next coalition government

Pakistan’s Senate elections: Imran Khan and the army’s PDM dilemma
Mar 13, 2021

Pakistan’s Senate elections: Imran Khan and the army’s PDM dilemma

While the elections may be over and the PDM may have won this battle, the war continues to be fought.

Politics of Russia’s elections
Mar 18, 2024

Politics of Russia’s elections

Despite Putin’s overwhelming victory in the recent Russian presidential elections, a growing shift in the social attitudes of the citizenry was witn

Post-Election Challenges for the New Government in Kabul
Aug 23, 2023

Post-Election Challenges for the New Government in Kabul

This issue brief explores the prospects and problems for the new government in Afghanistan with respect to: the two new leaders and their respective positions; the Taliban; and the regional countries China, India, Iran and Pakistan.

Precarious path to the 2024 US Election
Jan 15, 2024

Precarious path to the 2024 US Election

The US faces deepening political divisions and discontent with governance. This portends a volatile electoral race with significant domestic and inter

President Obama and the Midterm Elections
Oct 22, 2010

President Obama and the Midterm Elections

A few days before President Obama's Indian visit, the US will witness midterm elections. If the opinion polls are anything to go by, the Democratic Party appears to be in trouble. However, Obama can utilize the polls to retool his strategy and win back the voters as Bill Clinton did in 1994.

Punjab elections: Some interesting departures
Feb 02, 2012

Punjab elections: Some interesting departures

The results of the Assembly elections in five States, including Punjab, will be out on 6 March. It remains to be seen whether Punjab will stick to history and vote out the incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government or whether history will be made and the latter will be re-elected.

Putin maintains firm grip on power ahead of 2024 presidential elections
Oct 19, 2021

Putin maintains firm grip on power ahead of 2024 presidential elections

The recent elections in Russia indicated that despite a minor fall in approval ratings, the United Party still enjoys huge support.