Congratulations to the Opposition in East Timor

(Reuters) — The party of East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao has won the most votes in a parliamentary election, preliminary results in state media showed on Tuesday, boosting his chances of his return as premier and a new phase of opposition rule. Gusmao’s National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) won about 42% of ballots […]

New US visa policy challenges Opposition

Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka Bangladesh’s political landscape has been shaken by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s May 24 announcement of: “a new visa policy to promote free and fair elections. Under this policy, we can impose visa restrictions on individuals and their immediate family members if they are responsible for, or complicit in, […]

Reappraising England’s reformed electoral map, 1832-1868: the impact of the 1832 Reform Act | The Victorian Commons

As part of our series reflecting on the recent ‘Politics before Democracy’ conference, Dr Martin Spychal, a Senior Research Fellow on the 1832-1868 Commons project, discusses the impact of the 1832 reform legislation on English electoral politics. At the 2023 Politics before Democracy conference I discussed the 1832 reform legislation and its impact on English electoral… […]

A Deeper than usual reflection on Biden’s Summit of the Democracies

*Scott Warren is a Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on building pro-democracy coalitions in the US, and around the world. Otto Saki, is a global program officer with the Ford Foundation focusing on civic engagement and government, and writes in his individual capacity. The Biden Administration recently held its […]

Times of India – A Rare Major Story on Bangladesh Democracy is Bangladesh’s best bet May 20, 2023, 4:17 PM IST Deevakar Anand in  Voices,  India, politics, World, Deevakar Anand The author, a former journalist who wrote on Politics, Defence for India’s mainstream news publications is currently an indep… MORE Global attention at the national elections of a country is natural. When a city corporation election in the backyard of […]