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Sep 15 2019
Israel

Five months after the past election the Israelis will return to the polls on Tuesday September 18th to settle a bet between the two most experienced right politicians. The acting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opted for new election hoping to improve the outcome of April 9th and form a new government with his far-right and ultra-religious allies.

Apr 14 2019
Israel

Despite corruption charges, Netanyahu won elections for the fourth time and he will likely form a very similar government, although with slightly less support in the Knesset.

Apr 01 2019
Israel

Israel is holding elections on April 9th, and it seems nothing will change. Although polls predict Likud’s defeat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will very likely lead again the next Government. 

Aug 15 2018
Israel

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 Netanyahu and its partners in Government are not ashamed to tell the world they want their Israel to be something different. 

Mar 03 2016
Iran

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 won and lost in these double elections, which also included the election of the 88 cleric members of the Assembly of Experts, a collegiate body which has the important attribution of choosing, confirming annually, and even relieve the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Jan 28 2016
Iran

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, will take place.

Dec 20 2013
Albania
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 by the Socialist Party thwarted its ability to legislate. The Socialists' accusations of electoral fraud and the illegitimacy of the ruling party were kept up following the 2009 elections. Political tension increased, reaching a peak in 2011 following local elections in which Edi Rama, the leader of the Socialist Party, was deprived of the mayoralty of Tirana.
 
Jul 21 2013
Malaysia

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 with a growing, widespread rejection of his government  by the Chinese community as well as sectors of the ethnic Malay community, due to cases of corruption and abuse of power, policies of racial discrimination in favour of the Malay majority, and its handling of the economy. All of these factors brought about a rise in ethnic and religious tensions during his term in office.

Jul 11 2013
Pakistan

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, an interim government had for the first time been formed, while the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) had been strengthened by improvements put in place by an ever more institutionalised parliamentary system. Since the previous elections, headway had been made in strengthening democracy and taking power away from the military.

Jun 22 2013
Iran

Successive presidential elections with surprising and unexpected results (1997, 2005 and 2009) have now made clear to academics, journalists and governments that it is impossible to predict Iranian election results. None of the analysis prior to the June 14 elections took into account the possibility that the hojatoleslam and doctor1, Hassan Feridon - better known as Rouhani - would win outright in the first round.

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