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Victory in the shadow of Erdogan’s authoritarianism

Alperen Atik , Burcu Degirmen-Dysart 26/06/19

Turkey’s opposition wins a major victory showing that the government’s push to overturn the Istanbul mayoral elections had an inverse effect. On June 23, Istanbul residents cast a ballot to elect their mayor for the second time in the last three (...)

Thai Parliament Reinstalls Coup Leader as Premier

Pithaya Pookaman 11/06/19

After a day-long debate on the suitability and qualifications of Prayuth Chan-ocha, the joint parliamentary session on June 5th – in what was a foregone conclusion — handed him Thailand’s premiership with 500 votes out of a total 750 against 244 (...)

Between throwing rocks and a hard place : FPI and the Jakarta riots

Ian Wilson 03/06/19

Many of the questions surrounding who was responsible for the violence that erupted in Jakarta on 21–22 May will likely never be answered. Prevailing theories suggest roles for a mix of interests and actors, involving paid thugs, religious (...)

Modi Won Power, Not the Battle of Ideas

Amartya Sen 31/05/19

The Hindu nationalists were victorious. What does that say about India ? Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a major victory in the country’s general elections, winning more than 300 of (...)

Election results 2019 : Five reasons why we will have five more years of (...)

Varghese K. George 23/05/19

Here are five reasons that can be easily identified right away for Mr. Modi’s spectacular second victory Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be ruling India for five years more. At least. This victory will be analysed from multiple angles, not (...)

Podcast : quitte ou double pour Modi aux élections en Inde

Nicolas Sridi, Patrick de Jacquelot 10/05/19

Le 23 mai prochain seront connus les résultats des élections générales en Inde qui ont débuté le 11 avril. Narendra Modi sera-t-il réélu ? Le Premier ministre indien peut tout perdre. Quel est le bilan social et économique de son premier mandat ? Sur (...)

Résultats ambigus des élections en Thaïlande

Cédric Leterme 23/04/19

Le 24 mars dernier, les Thaïlandais se sont rendus aux urnes pour la première fois depuis le coup d’État de 2014. Alors qu’on attend toujours les résultats définitifs, les premiers chiffres pointent vers un pays plus polarisé que jamais. Entretien (...)

Another fork in the road for democracy ?

Dave McRae, Dirk Tomsa 02/04/19

Five years ago, many saw the electoral contest between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as a battle between good and evil. In April 2019, the two men face-off again for the presidency. This time it seems more like a case of the lesser of two (...)

Impasse thaïlandaise : confiscation du pouvoir et concentration des (...)

Aurélie Leroy 22/03/19

Une fois n’est pas coutume, des élections se tiennent en Thaïlande ce dimanche 24 mars : les premières depuis le Coup d’État de mai 2014. Si ce scrutin était réclamé par une majorité, les perspectives de changement sont maigres. La junte militaire a (...)

Las elecciones de la fragmentacion

Francisco Hidalgo Flor 20/03/19

El proceso electoral del próximo domingo, 24 de marzo de 2019, para elegir dignidades seccionales evidencia elementos del nuevo escenario político del Ecuador, que entre 2017 y 2019 ha cambiado sustancialmente y la imagen que asoma es de una (...)

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