In 1948, Israel tried to convince the world a western-like democracy had been born in the Middle East due to a decision approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Seventy years later, Prime Minister Benjamin...
Post-election Analysis
Mar 03 2016
Although 70 out of 290 seats of the Islamic Consultative Assembly are yet to decide, and the definitive data of the first round have still not been ratified by the Guardian Council, some conclusions may be reached about who has...
On February 26th the first round of the 10th legislative elections to designate the 290 members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majles-e Shura-ye Eslami), which is convened every four years,...
Politics throughout Albania's most recent parliamentary term (2009-2013) was marred by discord between the ruling and opposition parties Indeed, constant blocking of the Democratic Party's decisions...
These elections were keenly anticipated by the Malaysian public due to a generalised disaffection with the Barisan Nasional government headed by Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The prime minister was faced...
These elections were a historic occasion for Pakistan's democracy. For the first time ever, a civilian government had completed a full legislative period and relinquished power peacefully. Moreover,...
Post-election Analysis
May 27 2013
The May 11 elections were contradictory: the results were both predictable and unpredictable. Nawaz Sharif and his Muslim League (PML-N) had been projected to win - although only around 70 seats -...
Electoral processes in the Gulf: overview of the past 10 years

Highlighted Countries


Upcoming Elections

Upcoming - date set

  • Egypt - Presidential (Mar 26 2018)
    Observations: First round 26 and 28 March 2018; second round, 24 and 26 April 2018
  • Tunisia - Local (May 06 2018)
    Observations: First local elections in the democratic period, delayed until march 2018
  • Lebanon - Legislative (May 06 2018)
    Observations: On 5 November 2014, the National Assembly extended its term by 31 months. The extended term is now due to expire on 20 June 2017 and now May 2018
  • Iraq - Legislative (May 12 2018)
    Observations: General and provincial elections

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