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Election news from around the world

This week in our semi-regular roundup: news from Serbia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Maldives and Algeria.

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Egyptians vote yes – without much choice

There’s no doubt about the result of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, since campaigning for a “No” vote was effectively illegal. But the turnout might tell us something about the underlying level of support for the military.

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The electoral top ten for 2013

A review of the year’s most interesting elections and whether they show us any general trends.

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The last election roundup for 2013

A semi-regular feature, with news this week from Turkmenistan, Mauritania, Madagascar, Thailand and Austria.

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A hero for the world

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. Rest in peace.

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Dealing with coup leaders – a lesson from Mali

Mali’s government unexpectedly sends armed soldiers to arrest a former coup leader, something that probably should happen more often.

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Please don’t feed the beast

Unnecessary military spending is a cancer on democracy, but it takes a case like Egypt to show the real damage that it can do.

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Election roundup – loose ends edition

This week, updates from Mali, Czechia, Iran and Venezuela.

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President Bob back for one more turn in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s election was pretty clearly unfair. But the evidence doesn’t really justify the further step of saying that it was rigged.

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Election preview: Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are going to the polls in a vote that could finally end Robert Mugabe’s long and tempestuous career.

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