national political parties

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Constitutional referendum in Senegal – Shorter presidential term: a half-kept promise

Written by Eric Pichon, President Macky Sall decided to put constitutional changes to a referendum on 20 March 2016. The proposal includes a reduction of the presidential term length from seven to five years. Nevertheless President Sall, following the Constitutional Council’s opinion, declared the reduction could not apply to his current mandate: he would thus … Continue reading

Niger: paysage politique avant les élections

Écrit par Eric Pichon Alors que l’accession au pouvoir de Mahamadou Issoufou en 2011 avait été saluée comme un modèle de transition démocratique, le climat politique du pays s’est fortement dégradé à l’approche des élections présidentielle et législatives du 21 février 2016. Le Président sortant se représente contre une opposition qu’il a contribué à diviser … Continue reading

Taiwan’s political landscape ahead of elections

Written by Gisela Grieger, Public opinion polls suggest that the 16 January presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan are likely to bring about a change in power. The ruling nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), which advocates stronger ties with mainland China is expected to lose the presidency, and possibly even its majority in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s … Continue reading

Burundi : la vie politique à l’heure des élections de 2015

Par Eric Pichon Bien que le multipartisme soit inscrit dans la Constitution, la vie politique du Burundi est marquée par la domination du parti de l’actuel Président de la République. L’annonce de la candidature de ce dernier à l’élection présidentielle de 2015 a été contestée et a déclenché de violents affrontements. Les élections communales et … Continue reading

Israel’s politics in the run-up to the elections

Written by Joanna Apap In December 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called early national elections, scheduled for 17 March 2015, after dissolving the coalition arrangement underpinning the government formed after the January 2013 elections. Differences on Palestinian issues and budgetary matters, between Netanyahu, of the right-wing Likud party, and centrist parties in his coalition, reportedly contributed to the … Continue reading

Japan’s Prime Minister wins his electoral bid

Written by Lorenzo Costantini Prime Minister Shinzō Abe dissolved the lower house and called an early election in December 2014. The contest was also regarded as a referendum on his growth strategy, widely known as ‘Abenomics’. Taking advantage of opposition parties’ weakness and inability to conduct a successful campaign at such short notice, and with … Continue reading

Russia: home and abroad

Written by Martin Russell Russia’s ‘managed democracy’ On paper at least, Russia is a multi-party democracy — three opposition parties are represented in the federal parliament, and dozens more were able to take part in last year’s regional elections. However, opposition to Putin remains weak and divided: none of the official opposition parties — such … Continue reading

Ukraine: political parties and the EU

Written by Naja Bentzen Ukraine’s political landscape mirrors the country’s deep divide between the West and Russia. The main result of the parliamentary elections on 26 October 2014 was the victory of Ukraine’s pro-European parties. The ‘European Ukraine Coalition’ took office amid mounting economic and (Russian) military pressure on one side, and urgent calls for … Continue reading

Nepal’s political parties and the difficult road towards a new Constitution

Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. A 10-year guerrilla conflict ended in 2006 and led to the country’s transition from monarchy to republic. However, the political parties have so far been unable to reach a compromise on a new constitution, or to provide the political stability that … Continue reading

Bhutan and its political parties

Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio Bhutan, a long-isolated South Asian monarchy, is mostly known internationally for the concept of ‘gross national happiness’. Since 2008 it has been undergoing a king-driven transition to democracy. From absolute to constitutional monarchy Bhutan, a small kingdom located between India and China in the Himalayan mountains, with an estimated population of … Continue reading

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