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COVID-19 Case Study: How South Korea Contained COVID-19 & Conducted a National Election
By admin September 19, 2020

South Korea successfully held its general election on April 15 and provided some key lessons for how to conduct an election during COVID-19. This should come in handy for the U.S. presidential election in November: First, let’s look at how South Korea managed COVID-19: At the beginning of the pandemic, South Korea (51m pop.) had

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Japan’s New Prime Minister: Yoshihide Suga
By admin September 15, 2020

Photo by Kiyoshi Ota – Pool/Getty Images The new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will succeed Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving PM who resigned due to health complications. Suga was voted in as the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), securing about 70% of the votes, paving the way for the 71-year-old to

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The Nigerian Elections: Can Incumbent Governments Lose Elections in Africa?
By admin March 20, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari was elected to a second term, defeating the chief opposition candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, by a margin of 4 million votes. Abubakara’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s own tabulation shows that Atiku won by almost 2 million votes, and are now the PDP is seeking to have the courts overturn INEC’s tabulation

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Kenya’s “Peaceful” Elections turn Violent
By admin August 11, 2017

Reportedly, a record number of Kenyans participated in the general election, mostly casting ballots in support of Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga; the sons of Kenya’s first president and first vice president, respectively. There were eight contenders in the running to become the leader of one East Africa’s most successful countries, but apart

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FARC: Transitioning from Guns to Gavels
By admin July 28, 2017

Founded in 1964 under a Marxist-Lenninist Ideology, the armed wing of the Communist Party is the largest “irregular army” in Colombia operating in various regions of the country. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) were established after the assassination of Liberal Party leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitain during a period known in Colombia as “La

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