Kazakhstan presents a dilemma for the global democratic movement. The oil-rich nation has the potential to lead the region in democracy. In January 2022, people power spoke and secured major victories for Opposition and civil rights. The new President Tokayev seemed to signal new hope that the thuggery and high handed abuses of power of… Read More Reports from Astana, Kazakhstan — Opposition faces Russian media demands; a November snap election; and, the long game
http://www.idea.int/blog/protests-emergency-powers-and-democracy-hard-choices-canada Opposition International focuses on the regions and countries where opposition parties face systemic pressures including surveillance, censorship, banning, and imprisonment. Canada stands out as among best countries in which the Official Opposition may operate. The blog here sourced from IDEA, a pre-eminent democracy organization, covers Canada and the recent invoking of the Emergency Act… Read More IDEA on Canada
Preface Democratic support is seen as a subset of development aid. Thus one might expect that Opposition International would focus solely on democracy-conflicted states. OI explicitly rejects that dualism of us (developed) and them (developing) when it comes to democracy. Authoritarian regimes and dictators, strong today, remain caged within the democratic continuum. A change is… Read More Democracy Is Open to Comment East/West and North/South. So, How Does Keir Starmer Rate as a UK Opposition Leader?