It all started last October 21 when the government of Burkina Faso, with a bill, attempted to transform Article 37 of the Constitution. The objective? To increase the number of presidential terms from two to three, so that the head of state in charge, Blaise Compaoré could recur in November of 2015. The Blaise Compaoré curriculum… Read More The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?
As European Parliament elections draw near and political candidates go wild online – and on paper – with very direct electoral campaigns. As I am writing my thesis on immigration, asylum policy and trends in Italy, I could not help sharing this video-campaign with you. Angelo Ciocca presented his candidacy at the EP elections representing the… Read More A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”
National elections in the world’s largest democracy are underway, with around 800 million people lining up to cast their vote in over 930,000 polling booths. The massive election is set to span over a month. There’s certainly been a lot more focus on this year’s election in India, with foreign media and policy institutions devoting… Read More India Votes: Communalism or Diversity?
As most of you probably know, at the end of May 2013, over five-hundred-million European citizens will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives at the European Parliament. However, most of them are unaware of the current political climate which is likely to shape the current European Parliamentary elections and to define the political… Read More EU Parliament Elections Draw Near and Far-Right Parties Become More Popular
As the Presidential elections draw near, the 17th of April will mark the brink of a new dawn for Algeria. While uncertainty still grips the nation with regards to whether or not the current President Bouteflika (FNL), who suffered a stroke last April, will run for a fourth term; this election comes not only at a pivotal… Read More Presidential Elections Could Mark a New Era for Algeria
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced on Saturday that Mugabe had secured 61.09 percent of the vote, followed by Tsvangirai with 33,94 percent – in a result that the main opposition says it will not accept. Mugabe sworn in his five-year term marked by controversy, dissatisfaction and an imminent political crisis. The crisis is so… Read More Mugabe defeats again the opposition
(Photo’s credits to CTVnews) The victim, Pjeter Gjoni, 53-year-old activist from the Socialist Party in the town of Lac. The injured, Mhill Fufi, a candidate for Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s Democratic Party. Another person was injured by the gunshot. One of the poorest countries in Europe with high level of corruption, nepotism and high unemployment rate… Read More Political candidate shot and rival supporter killed at Albanian elections