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What to watch for in 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.

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Unsurprising results

A big win for the opposition in Myanmar/Burma, and a hung parliament in Croatia. No surprises, although some seem surprised anyway.

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Election preview: Myanmar

Myanmar/Burma votes for a new parliament, but a democratic future is by no means guaranteed.

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Two Cold Warriors leave the scene

Gone in the same week, Malcolm Fraser and Lee Kuan Yew. Compare and contrast.

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Joko’s victory to be made official

Joko Widodo will be the new president of Indonesia, but his rival – with the media’s help – has succeeded in sowing doubts about his victory.

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Election preview: Indonesia (the big one)

Indonesia’s presidential election is being billed as a vote for or against democracy. Reformist candidate Joko Widodo seems to have a narrow edge.

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A coup – or not – in Bangkok

Martial law is declared in Bangkok, but the government remains in place for now. The generals seem set on trying to impose some sort of compromise.

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Nationalism trumps ideology, again

Communist neighbors China and Vietnam are at loggerheads over a long-standing territorial dispute that for practical purposes was settled 40 years ago.

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A very multi-party Indonesia

Early Indonesian figures show that it’s going to be a very mixed bag of a legislature.

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Election preview: Indonesia

Indonesians vote today for a new parliament, with commentators mostly looking ahead to the presidential election in three months time.

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