February 19, 2020

Italy is famous for its turbulent politics, for how parties and governments come and go at the whim of the country’s proportional system. Regionalism also plays its part. Not so long ago Matteo Salvini’s League was a party solely for the interests of the country’s nort...

December 5, 2019

As Goebbels stated: ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It...

March 8, 2019

Nigeria’s presidential election, initially planned for 16 February 2019, was dramatically delayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Mahmood Yakubu five hours prior to polls opening. On February 23, 2019, after the most expensive Nigerian...

September 30, 2018

Following the announcement of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 election, there is very little indication Zimbabwe is becoming a more democratic and fair nation. Indeed, the allegations of fraud in the election by both the opposition and international monitors s...

May 26, 2018

Governing the world’s largest democracy is no easy task. What’s more, winning the right to administer India has recently proved to be considerably challenging. Since 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by the charismatic Narendra Modi, has governed India undisputed....

May 9, 2018

Last week’s local election results will soon be trivial in comparison to the seismic political events that lie ahead. The imminent skirmish between the Government and the European Union will overshadow anything else happening in Westminster.

Nevertheless, the results mu...

May 25, 2017

I strongly believe that this election gives everyone in this country a fundamental and clear choice: between an efficient, strong, organised and popular leader in Theresa May and the Conservatives, and the toxic, outdated relic from the failed 70’s/80’s socialism that...

May 2, 2016

As the London Mayoral race continues to underwhelm, it seems Londoners and the major candidates themselves will be contented to witness its conclusion. After being dominated by identical campaigns from the Labour and Conservative candidates, focusing on housing and tra...

April 27, 2016

Democracy can only work when people are given a real choice between candidates. Democracy works best when it includes all members of our society and offers a platform for a broad range of perspectives and experiences. Democracy relies on the participation of the public...

December 23, 2015

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‘Here’ is leadership in Australian politics. As keen observers will note, new Prime Minister Turnbull was leader of the Liberal Party in 2008, and Leader of the Opposition, opposite then Labour Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Both were t...

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