Tag: elections

Green turn for the Green Island

[Illustration by Alessia Angelini] The elections held on April 6 in Greenland may be crucial for Greenland’s future. The opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) has beaten the Siumut Social Democrats who have dominated Greenlandic politics since 1979. At the heart of the election campaign consisted of the opposition to a...

Smoke and Mirrors in Turkmenistan: Democratization or Power Transition?

  [Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno]   On March 28, the citizens of Turkmenistan went to the polls to elect, for the first time, the members of the new upper house of Parliament. It is a novelty of these elections: until now, in fact, the Turkmen Parliament was composed of...

Belarus has woken up

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno The official results of the Belarusian presidential election of 9 August 2020 overwhelmingly sanctioned the victory of outgoing President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who has led the country for the past 26 years. In the weeks before and after the election, numerous...

Something brewing in Kyrgyzstan, again

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Armadilly After the 4 October parliamentary elections, Kyrgyzstan was shaken by violent protests. The Kyrgyz population took to the streets in the capital Bishkek and throughout the country to protest the results of the vote. The two parties close to the current...

No need for successors

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni On June 25, Russia went to the polls to vote in a national referendum on the controversial amendments to the country’s constitution. The referendum, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed to June 24 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting...

Goodbye, Bernie: what now?

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Guido Brualdi After the defeats in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and especially in Michigan and Washington, and the decisive ones in Florida (22.8%), Illinois (36.12%) and Arizona (32.9%); on April 8, Senator Bernie Sanders announced the withdrawal of his Democratic nomination...