Tag Archive for ‘elections’
By Cassandra R. Veney* and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza* Since the 1990s, Kenya, like most African countries, has undergone a protracted transition to democracy. There are arguably four watershed events in this story: 1992 when the first multiparty elections were held since Kenya had become a one-party state; 2002 when the 40 year reign of Kenya [...]
by Rosa Belkadi* An increasing number of religious political parties are gaining power in the Arab world as a result of the social, political, and electoral opportunities created by the “Arab Spring.” As many in the Muslim world and the West look on with apprehension and uncertainty, one question begs asking: Will democracy, which was once [...]
By Xolani Zitha, Yale World Fellow ’11. The people of Zambia deserve praise for the willingness of all parties to accept the outcomes of their recent Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The incumbent, Rupiah Banda was defeated in the September 20th contest by Michael Sata, leader of the opposition party. Although Zambians celebrated the election of their [...]
Ruta Nimkar discusses recent elections and the road to democracy in Kyrgyzstan.