Kenya Starts to Digest the Result of a Contested Election

Raila Odinga said the result announced on Monday, declaring his rival William Ruto as president-elect, should be annulled. The dispute looks set to go to court.

#elections, #kenya, #kenyatta-uhuru-muigai, #odinga-raila, #politics-and-government, #ruto-william

Iraq Power Struggle Intensifies as Protesters Block Parliament

Followers of the Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr set up a tent city to blockade Parliament, paralyzing any progress toward forming a new government.

#baghdad-iraq, #elections, #international-relations, #iran, #iraq, #iraq-war-2003-11, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #sadr-moktada-al, #shiite-muslims

Kenya Elects New President, but Disputes Erupt

Kenya is often held up as a beacon of democracy in Africa, but as the latest election showed, it is not always pretty. Disputes started even before a winner was named.

#elections, #international-criminal-court, #kenya, #kenyatta-uhuru-muigai, #kikuyu-tribe, #luo-tribe, #nairobi-kenya, #odinga-raila, #politics-and-government, #ruto-william

Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski Face Their Voters

Leaders who take principled stands often pay a political price.

#cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #murkowski-lisa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #senate, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

On TikTok, Election Misinformation Thrives Ahead of Midterms

The fast-growing platform’s poor track record during recent voting abroad does not bode well for elections in the U.S., researchers said.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #midterm-elections-2022, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Will Asian American Voters Continue to Rally Behind Democrats?

The party confronts a mood of frustration among the rising electoral force that helped vault it to power. The campaign in Georgia will test that bond.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #islam-nabilah, #johns-creek-ga, #kemp-brian-p, #mass-shootings, #nguyen-bee-1981, #perdue-david-a-jr, #raffensperger-brad, #warnock-raphael-g

Kenya on Edge as Media’s Election Tally Suddenly Stops

An attempt at radical transparency by the election commission, which uploaded raw ballot numbers online, led to divergent tallies. “People are so tense that they cannot even think straight.”

#eldoret, #elections, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #news-and-news-media, #odinga-raila, #ruto-william

Rethinking Joe Manchin

Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?

#elections, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #states-us, #united-states-economy

Rishi Sunak Has a Sterling Résumé. It’s Not Helping Him Replace Boris Johnson.

Mr. Sunak is viewed by many in his party as too distant from ordinary Britons, and is being blamed by some for setting off the rebellion that toppled Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #sunak-rishi-1980, #truss-elizabeth-1975

Are Democrats Bungling Their Outreach to Voters?

Readers react to a guest essay critical of email fund-raising appeals with a desperate tone. Also: The raid at Mar-a-Lago; the Alex Jones case.

#campaign-finance, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #elections, #jones-alex-1974, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #mass-shootings, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #political-action-committees, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Two Trump Scenarios

What should you make of the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home? We offer a guide.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

The Marcos Family Gets Star Treatment in a New Philippines Film

A big-budget production depicts the family as victims of a political vendetta, a popular narrative during the recent presidential election in the Philippines.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #martial-law, #movies, #philippines, #politics-and-government

Voting Is Over in Kenya’s Election. Here’s What Comes Next

The two front-runners for the presidency — one making his fifth attempt — said victory was within reach. But a dispute over the results seems inevitable, and the next phase could be turbulent.

#elections, #kenya, #kenyatta-uhuru-muigai, #nairobi-kenya, #odinga-raila, #ruto-william

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Is Afraid of Going to Jail, and He’s Right to Be

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the charges against Brazil’s president.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #corruption-institutional, #elections

In the Kenyan Election, a Fierce Battle to Lead an African Powerhouse

Kenyans vote for a new president on Tuesday, ending a heated race that shows why, in a troubled region, the East African nation matters more than ever.

#africa, #elections, #kenya, #kenyatta-uhuru-muigai, #odinga-raila, #ruto-william

Hungary Leader Viktor Orban Addresses CPAC Dallas

The Hungarian prime minister, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric and attacks on democratic norms have been widely rebuked, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

#anti-semitism, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #discrimination, #elections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

What’s the Matter With Arizona?

While Kansas rejected extremism, Arizonans embraced it. What a puzzle this country is.

#arizona, #blake-masters, #elections, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kansas, #kemp-brian-p, #mark-finchem, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j

Defying the Supreme Court

The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #states-us

A Cynical Low for the Democratic Party

Selling out democratic principles is not the way for Democrats to hold on to their slim House majority.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-congressional-campaign-committee, #democratic-governors-assn, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #midterm-elections-2022, #political-action-committees, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists

In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gibbs-john, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #kent-joe-1980, #meijer-peter, #newhouse-dan-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

American Democracy Is Not the Beacon It Once Was for Africa’s Elite

At a garden party I attended in a wealthy Nairobi suburb, the guests talked global politics and the upcoming presidential election in Kenya.

#africa, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #international-relations, #kagame-paul, #kenya, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-international-relations

How Abortion Rights Supporters Won in Conservative Kansas

Turnout was high for a referendum that drew national attention.

#abortion, #elections, #kansas, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government

Gentle Into That Good Night? Not Boris Johnson.

The British prime minister may be leaving Downing Street, but few expect him to cede the spotlight, or abandon the prospect of one day regaining his position.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #dorries-nadine, #elections, #great-britain, #hague-william, #johnson-boris, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

Trump-Backed Conspiracy Theorist Vies to Take Over Arizona Elections

Mark Finchem, a full-throated MAGA warrior, is a leading contender to be Arizona’s next secretary of state. He has said he won’t concede if he loses.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #finchem-mark-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

United Auto Workers Seek to Shed a Legacy of Corruption

After his predecessors’ imprisonment, the union’s president is being challenged for re-election in the first direct vote by its membership.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #curry-ray, #elections, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers

How the Kremlin Is Forcing Ukrainians to Adopt Russian Life

In Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine, local leaders are forcing civilians to accept Russian rule. Next come sham elections that would formalize Vladimir V. Putin’s claim that they are Russian territories.

#crimea-ukraine, #elections, #human-rights-watch, #international-relations, #kherson-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #referendums, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Swing Voters Scramble Traditional Republican and Democratic Political Coalitions

Democrats are on the defensive with vital political constituencies rattled by inflation. But amid concerns over abortion rights and democracy, Republicans still have problems in the highly educated suburbs.

#elections, #midterm-elections-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Mike Pence Urges Conservatives to Look Forward as a Trump Cloud Hovers

Mr. Pence, speaking in Washington hours before Donald Trump was set to do the same, tried to draw distinctions with the former president after a week of revelations related to Jan. 6, 2021.

#elections, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

How Elise Stefanik Became ‘Ultra-MAGA and Proud of It’

The changing politics of the No. 3 House Republican leader tell us a lot about the transformation of the G.O.P.

#elections, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

There’s Hot and Then There’s Hot as … Politics

In healthy democracies, the fringe bends toward the center. In our democracy, the center always seems to be lurching toward the fringe.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #global-warming, #governors-us, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-1876, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zeldin-lee-m

After Recent Turmoil, the Race for Texas Governor Is Tightening

A series of tragedies and challenges have soured the mood of Texans and made the governor’s race perhaps the most competitive since the 1990s.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #elections, #midterm-elections-2022, #orourke-beto, #polls-and-public-opinion, #texas

There Are 100 People in America With Way Too Much Power

Here’s how to put them in their place.

#constitution-us, #elections, #electoral-college, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

The downfall of Italy’s prime minister has raised concerns across Europe about the power of populist movements and whether they will erode unity against Russian aggression.

#berlusconi-silvio, #brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #international-relations, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Draghi Offers Resignation for 2nd Time

After the collapse of his national unity government, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy went to the president to step down again, deepening the country’s political crisis.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #italy, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss Will Compete to Replace Boris Johnson

The two emerged as the final candidates after five rounds of voting, and now will try to win over an electorate that had wearied of Mr. Johnson’s seemingly endless scandals.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sunak-rishi-1980, #truss-elizabeth-1975

Draghi Demands Unity to Stay On as Italy’s Prime Minister

Days after Mario Draghi tendered his resignation, the Italian leader offered a way out of political crisis. Now it depends on the parties to accept or reject it.

#brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #conte-giuseppe, #democratic-party-italy, #draghi-mario, #elections, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #international-relations, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mattarella-sergio, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #renzi-matteo, #salvini-matteo

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected President of Sri Lanka

Despite clamor for change amid the country’s economic collapse, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is tied to the exiled former president, was elected by lawmakers to replace him.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Bolsonaro Gathers New Audience for Old Claim: Brazil’s Elections Could Be Rigged

President Jair Bolsonaro elevated his vote-fraud claims from a matter of domestic politics to foreign policy, heightening international fears that he would dispute the coming election.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #computers-and-the-internet, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Prime Minister Race in Britain Remains Unsettled in Wake of Johnson’s Downfall

Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, is the current front-runner, but Penny Mordaunt, a junior trade minister, is making a surprisingly strong run for the leadership position.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #mordaunt-penny, #politics-and-government, #sunak-rishi-1980

Mario Draghi to Resign as Italian Prime Minister

A confidence vote showed fatal fractures in Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s grand coalition, as the anti-establishment Five Star Movement withheld support and set off a political crisis.

#brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #conte-giuseppe, #democratic-party, #di-maio-luigi, #draghi-mario, #elections, #five-star-movement-italy, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Sunak Takes the Lead to Replace Johnson as U.K. Prime Minister

The former chancellor of the Exchequer led a pack of candidates after the first round, while an obscure trade minister surprised in second place.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #mordaunt-penny, #politics-and-government, #starmer-keir, #sunak-rishi-1980

Gerrymandered Redistricting Maps Have Become the Norm

The way we designed our system of political representation incentivizes the worst and most extreme elements of our politics.

#census, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #denton-tex, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-ronny-l, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

We Are Political Hostages

For most people, “freedom of choice” in elections is an illusion. We are captives of the two-party system.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

As Japan Votes, Abe’s Party Hopes His Legacy Is on the Ballot

Many of Shinzo Abe’s goals are central to the Liberal Democrats’ platform, and party members hoped the slain ex-leader’s memory would inspire sympathy votes on Sunday.

#abe-shinzo, #constitutions, #elections, #japan, #kishida-fumio, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #politics-and-government

‘Our Little Town’: A Fourth of July Parade Turned Deadly

“Must each of us lose a loved one before the gun lobby is stopped?” a reader asks. Also: Justice Jackson’s tough task; threats against election workers.

#deaths-fatalities, #elections, #firearms, #gun-control, #highland-park-parade-shooting-july-4-2022, #independence-day-us-july-4, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’

Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheating, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Yair Lapid, Israel’s New Prime Minister, Played the Long Game to Power

Once mocked for his inexperience and perceived arrogance, Israel’s caretaker premier taught voters a lesson in political maturity and humility.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #yair-lapid

‘Everything in Hong Kong Has Changed’: A Road to Reinvention

In the 25 years since the handover to China, life on Queen’s Road, the first thoroughfare built by the British after they seized the territory, has been transformed.

#china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

Xi Jinping, China’s Leader, Visits Hong Kong, Cautiously

Before Xi Jinping’s tightly controlled appearance, Hong Kong sent officials, diplomats and others to hotels for days of isolation and Covid tests.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #xi-jinping

Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Paving Way for Another Election

The decision brought down the coalition government and installed Yair Lapid, a centrist, as interim prime minister. Exhausted and exasperated voters now face a fifth election since April 2019.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #yesh-atid