A Bitter Family Feud Dominates the Race to Replace Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will exit the world stage in less than six months, and the fight for her seat is pitting the leaders of two sister parties against one another.

#bavaria-germany, #berlin-germany, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #christian-social-union-germany, #elections, #germany, #laschet-armin, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #soder-markus

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Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

Administration officials were determined to draft a response that would impose real costs on Moscow, as many previous rounds of sanctions have been shrugged off.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #solarwinds, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

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Latin America’s Former Presidents Have Way Too Much Power

It’s time to take them down from their pedestals.

#central-america, #correa-rafael, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #ecuador, #elections, #lasso-guillermo, #latin-america, #mexico, #peru, #south-america

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Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.

#communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

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Peru Election for the 5th President in 5 Years Goes to Runoff

Pedro Castillo, a far-left former union activist and teacher, is leading, according to election officials.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #elections, #peru

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In Peru’s Presidential Election, the Most Popular Choice Is No One

Peruvians head to the polls at a moment that many are calling one of the lowest points in the country’s young democracy, and many plan to cast empty ballots.

#corruption-institutional, #elections, #fujimori-alberto-k, #fujimori-keiko, #peru, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vizcarra-martin

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Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election

Its candidate didn’t reach Sunday’s presidential runoff, but the party’s powerful showing in the first round of voting has transformed the national agenda.

#arauz-andres, #correa-rafael, #ecuador, #elections, #indigenous-people, #lasso-guillermo, #perez-yaku-1969, #politics-and-government

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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

Hundreds have been detained, many brutalized, after a bloody, contested election. The government of Yoweri Museveni appears intent on breaking the back of the opposition.

#elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #museveni-yoweri, #political-prisoners, #torture, #uganda, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Why Georgia’s Voting Laws Are Not Like Colorado’s

Here are four key differences between the voting systems in the two states.

#colorado, #elections, #georgia, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Oh Se-hoon Wins Seoul Mayoral Election

Conservative opposition candidates won two mayoral races that were seen as a referendum on President Moon Jae-in and a bellwether for next year’s presidential contest.

#busan-south-korea, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-mayors, #mayors, #moon-jae-in, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #voting-and-voters

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A Fierce Election Tests Modi’s Campaign to Remake India

The prime minister’s party is vying to dethrone a powerful politician in West Bengal. Even a close race could demonstrate the growing reach of his Hindu nationalist movement.

#adhikari-suvendu-1970, #all-india-trinamool-congress, #banerjee-mamata, #bharatiya-janata-party, #elections, #hinduism, #india, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #west-bengal-india

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Israelis and Americans Both Are Asking, Whose Country Is This Anyway?

Israel and the U.S. are trying to define anew what it means to be a pluralistic democracy.

#elections, #israel, #minorities, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-torah-judaism

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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial Opens in Israel

With Benjamin Netanyahu on trial on corruption charges, even as he tries to cobble together a new government, Israel’s democratic system is drawing closer to a constitutional crisis.

#corruption-institutional, #elections, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

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Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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The Painful History of the Georgia Voting Law

Republicans today know that blocking access to the ballot has always relied on legal maneuvering and political schemes.

#elections, #elections-state-legislature, #georgia, #southern-states-us, #talmadge-eugene, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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China’s Overhaul of Hong Kong Elections Gives Security Bodies a Key Role

New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #m-hong-kong-museum, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #television-broadcasts-tvb

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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As Some States Limit Voting Rights, New Jersey Will Expand Them

New Jersey, a state controlled by Democrats, will offer more than a week of early in-person voting for the first time before November’s election.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #league-of-women-voters, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

Civil rights groups quickly challenged a new law placing restrictions on voting, while President Biden denounced it as “Jim Crow.” Republicans in other states are determined to follow suit with their own measures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Israel Election Results Show Stalemate

Neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his opponents won a majority in Israel’s fourth election in two years, deepening Israel’s political crisis.

#elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #rivlin-reuven

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A Go-It-Alone President Wants to Reshape Haiti. Some Are Skeptical.

Haiti, facing a prolonged crisis, is preparing for the biggest shake-up of government seen in decades with a constitutional referendum and national elections slated for this year.

#constitutions, #elections, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government, #referendums

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Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

G.O.P. lawmakers in at least eight states controlled by the party are trying to seize more influence over the mechanics of voting, in an effort that could further undermine the country’s democratic norms.

#elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Israel Election: Do-Over Vote Looks Likely to Leave Another Stalemate

With 90 percent of ballots counted, the results of the latest election point to another possible stalemate. That has prompted some soul-searching about the state of the country’s democracy.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #elections, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Netanyahu’s Party Leads in Israel Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party took a lead in Israel’s fourth election in two years, but updated exit polls projected a stalemate that could extend Israel’s political deadlock.

#elections, #international-relations, #israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

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Netanyahu’s Party Leads but Faces Obstacles to Forming Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party took a lead in Israel’s fourth election in two years, but updated exit polls projected a stalemate that could extend Israel’s political deadlock.

#elections, #international-relations, #israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin

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Republic of Congo Presidential Candidate Dies of Covid-19

Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, the main opposition candidate in the Republic of Congo, gave his final speech from his hospital bed, urging his fellow citizens to vote to expel an entrenched government.

#congo-republic-of-congo-brazzaville, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #global-witness, #sassou-nguesso-denis

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Tensions With Arab Allies Undermine a Netanyahu Pitch to Israeli Voters

The Israeli prime minister has presented himself as a global leader, but that image has been dented by tensions with Jordan and the United Arab Emirates as Israeli voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

#defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #international-relations, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-arab-emirates

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Palestinians and Israelis Both Vote Soon. The Differences Are Stark.

Many Israelis feel numbed by their endless election cycle. Many Palestinians are excited about a rare chance to vote — but others expect little change without statehood.

#abbas-mahmoud, #al-azhar-university, #elections, #fatah-al, #fayyad-salam, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #livni-tzipi, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #ramallah-west-bank

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Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy

The promise of universal suffrage has animated the city’s politics for decades. Beijing’s latest moves could finally extinguish that hope.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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A Pro-Europe, Anti-Populist Youth Party Scored Surprising Gains in the Dutch Elections

For years, right-wing populists have been a driving force in the Netherlands. But this week a pan-European party called Volt shook things up.

#elections, #european-union, #netherlands, #politics-and-government, #volt-political-party

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Will Israel’s Strong Vaccination Campaign Give Netanyahu an Election Edge?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is banking on voters crediting him for beating the pandemic. But many worry that the country’s reopening may be premature and politically driven.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Latest Claim in the Effort Against Aung San Suu Kyi: A Bag of Cash

The Myanmar military’s latest accusations against the ousted civilian leader suggest a monthslong campaign to neutralize the country’s most popular politician.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #open-society-foundations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government

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Dutch Vote for a New Government as a Coronavirus Third Wave Looms

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party is expected to win an election that analysts hope will help them gauge the staying power of the populism that has swept Europe in recent years.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #europe, #netherlands, #politics-and-government, #rutte-mark, #wilders-geert

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What’s Missing in Israel’s Election? Biden.

But that may not be a good sign after all.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #united-states-international-relations

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Can France’s Far Right Win Over the ‘Beavers’? One Mayor Shows How

In the southern city of Perpignan, voters who had long built a dam against the far right turned in the last election. Some wonder whether it’s a harbinger of things to come.

#aliot-louis, #elections, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #perpignan-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #voting-and-voters

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Germany’s Main Opposition Became an Anti-Lockdown Party. It Didn’t Work.

The far-right Alternative for Germany party’s stance seems to have further limited its appeal.

#alternative-for-germany, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #gauland-alexander, #germany

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How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections and Elevate ‘Patriots’

New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government

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In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

New proposals by the G.O.P.-controlled Legislature have targeted Sunday voting, part of a raft of measures that could reduce the impact of Black voters in the state.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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The Israeli Feminist Trying to Save Liberal Zionism

Can Merav Michaeli rescue Israel’s Labor Party?

#elections, #israel, #knesset-israel, #labour-party-israel, #likud-party-israel, #michaeli-merav, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #zionism

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Demanding Loyalty, China Moves to Overhaul Hong Kong Elections

China’s national legislature disclosed plans for a law that would make it extremely difficult for Beijing’s critics to hold elective office in Hong Kong.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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Stacey Abrams on American Idealism and American Betrayal

Abrams helped win major Democratic victories in Georgia, the right is retaliating and it’s getting personal. But Abrams says she doesn’t mind; it’s all about the long game.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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After El Salvador Election, Bukele Is on Verge of Near-Total Control

The party of President Nayib Bukele is set to take a sweeping majority in El Salvador’s Congress, giving the populist leader broad new powers.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #elections, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny

We are watching another theft of power.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Bukele, Combative but Popular, May Tighten Grip in El Salvador Elections

Nayib Bukele, who has drawn criticism abroad for his strongman displays, is expected to expand his mandate in legislative elections that could deliver his party a decisive victory.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #elections, #united-states-international-relations

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In Haiti, Coups Are in the Eye of the Beholder

The Biden administration must speak up for human rights in the island nation.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #elections, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968

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‘Patriots’ Only: Beijing Plans Overhaul of Hong Kong’s Elections

The central government is likely to bypass local officials, just as it did with last year’s national security law.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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Republican Party’s Future: Stay Loyal to Trump, or Disavow Him?

One reader likens the G.O.P.’s ties to the ex-president to an abusive marriage “doomed to end poorly.” Another cites a joke from “Annie Hall” to describe the Republicans’ dilemma.

#elections, #graham-lindsey, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wehner-peter

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