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Auction politics: when and why parties are likely to over-promise

June 6, 2024

How real is the threat of the populist far right in the European Parliament elections?

June 4, 2024

Let young people into politics: they won’t disappoint

June 3, 2024

Could South Africa's elections finally see the ANC ousted from office?

May 28, 2024

LGBTQ vote can keep far-right forces at bay in the forthcoming EP election

May 21, 2024
May 20, 2024

♟️Pakistan elections: perpetual instability in a military-controlled democracy

Vasabjit Banerjee Pakistan’s recent elections have produced a two-party ruling coalition, and seemingly ended the confrontation between ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan and his former backers, the military. Yet, while the military’s role as a veto player in Pakistani politics remains unquestioned, its grip is shakier, argue Vasabjit Banerjee and Adnan Rasool. Read more
May 8, 2024

'None of the above': how to improve compulsory voting requirements

Shane P. Singh Compulsory voting boosts turnout but has also negative consequences, such as increasing invalid voting. Furthermore, it gives voters, including newly enfranchised youth, few opportunities to express discontent or disinterest. Shane P. Singh, Carolina Plescia and Sylvia Kritzinger argue that we could solve this by introducing a 'none-of-the-above' (NOTA) option Read more
April 16, 2024

Opposition triumph in Turkey’s local elections: democratic recovery or autocratic hiccup?

Pelin Ayan Musil In the 2023 presidential and parliamentary elections, Turkish opposition parties suffered catastrophic defeat. Several factors contributed to their surprise victory in the recent local elections. Pelin Ayan Musil and Sultan Tepe argue that shifting from alliance to party-centred competition gave opposition parties a striking advantage – and laid bare the vulnerabilities of President Erdoğan’s political strategies Read more
March 26, 2024

Cameroon braces for presidential elections

Collins Molua Ikome Collins Molua Ikome writes that the political and electoral landscape in Cameroon makes it impossible to defeat the ruling CPDM party in an election. Paul Biya's regime is exploiting the Anglophone conflict to consolidate power. A potential military coup in Cameroon is, however, unlikely Read more
February 12, 2024

How powerful are polls in influencing election outcomes?

Werner Krause Werner Krause and Christina Gahn argue that we need to pay more attention to how the media communicates the results of opinion polls to the public. Reporting methodological details, such as margins of error, can alter citizens’ vote choices on election day. This has important implications for elections around the globe Read more

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