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Easter election roundup

Easter election roundup

Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.

A resignation in South Africa

A resignation in South Africa

South Africa's odd constitutional structure witnesses another change at the top.

2017 in review

2017 in review

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

Good news and bad news in Liberia

Good news and bad news in Liberia

Another step forward for democracy in West Africa, but it brings reminders of a brutal civil war.

Time to move on in Kenya

Time to move on in Kenya

Another disputed presidential election shows Kenyan democracy to be somewhat shaky but still functional.

Democracy on the march in West Africa

Democracy on the march in West Africa

Conflict looms in Gambia over a contested election result, but it's likely to be very one-sided.

World election news, part II

World election news, part II

More world electoral news (an occasional feature). Today Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy and Gambia.

World election news, part I

World election news, part I

There's a lot happening in the electoral world. Today Romania, France, Iceland and Ghana; part II to follow tomorrow.

We need more democracy, not less

We need more democracy, not less

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

Trump, and other updates

Trump, and other updates

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.