Israel goes to the polls in two or three months

Israel will go to the polls early. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday in a televised statement, that they will be held in two or three months instead of the end of next year. As his coalition government would not be able to agree on a national budget for 2013, he had “decided, for [...]

Academicians challenges Governments of National Unity in Africa

One of the highly respected judges in Tanzania Justice Damian Lubuva recently failed to satisfy his audience how he could balance his loyalty between the president and that of his duty as chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Justice Lubuva was guest of honour at the International Conference with a theme Elections and Transitions [...]


Today more than 79 million Mexicans are voting for a new president. The Americas Program is here, writing for you on the process before, during and after citizens cast their votes. Our team is reporting in from Mexico City and various states to keep you up-to-the minute on events and what it means for the [...]

About Mofina, social media and democracy (VIDEO)

The Following YouTube footage contains street reactions taped after May 25 2010 elections in Suriname. Optimism reverberates as the so called Main Street individuals count their blessings; They are happy, the new president, said during his campaign that he would take care of them, the MOFINA (Surinamese: the poor), unlike the incumbency (Venetiaan Administration) who [...]

Egypt’s Constitutional Court cripples parliament and confirms that Shafiq is a lawful candidate

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) took two decisions on Thursday that effectively changed the political landscape and created a kind of constitutional labyrinth. It ruled that a third of parliament is unconstitutional (which effectively dissolves Parliament and returns legislative powers to the military) and it affirmed the legality of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq’s bid [...]

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