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A flawed election in Mauritania

Mauritania’s president is re-elected overwhelmingly in an election boycotted by the major opposition forces. It’s an improvement on naked dictatorship, but well short of real democracy.

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A lacklustre victory for Egypt’s general

Egypt’s military ruler is confirmed as president, but despite his efforts the turnout shows a lack of voter enthusiasm.

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No surprises in South Africa

The ANC wins its expected fifth landslide in South Africa, although the opposition’s vote is well up. There’s an expectation that the government will take the opportunity to pursue a more business-friendly agenda.

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Election preview: South Africa

One of the year’s big elections is happening today in South Africa, but there’s not much uncertainty about the result.

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End of the Arab Spring, part II: Egypt

Egypt’s presidential election looks like a foregone conclusion. It could all have been very different, and therefore so could the Arab Spring.

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End of the Arab Spring, part I: Algeria

This disappointed hopes of the Arab Spring were on show in last week’s one-sided election in Algeria.

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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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