January 11, 2018 5
The Honduran government's harsh response to protests against alleged electoral fraud and economic policies that would see the country carved up by investors has been sadly predictable.
October 25, 2017 1
With the outlawing of its main opposition party, Cambodia's slide back towards totalitarian state is almost complete
September 29, 2014 12
The Australian Electoral Commission is investigating whether supporters of Independent MP Cathy McGowan used unscrupulous "enrolment transfers" to inflate her votes.
October 23, 2009
Russians expected the country's latest local elections to be "engineered" by the Kremlin as usual -- and of course they were -- but no-one expected a mass walkout by federal politicians in protest. Are Russians finally tiring of the country's democratic farce?
October 21, 2009
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has caved to international pressure and agreed to enter into a runoff election. But will a second election be any less fraudulent and corrupt?
October 20, 2009
Renard Sexton gets wonky on the UN's Afghanistan Election audit, concluding that "the situation remains fairly damning for Hamid Karzai", with millions of votes to be thrown out due to fraud.
October 6, 2009
Peter Galbraith was fired from his post as the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan last week, after refusing to keep quiet about the massive fraud in the country's elections. Now he's spilled all in the Washington Post.
September 17, 2009
Amid fraud allegations, Hamid Karzai has officially 'won' 54% of the votes in the Afghan election. Is it more important to maintain national stability or push for a vote recount?
September 11, 2009
International support is souring and a power struggle will emerge within Afghanistan, following the fraudulent Afghan election. With numerous world elections coming up, pressure is mounting on international leaders to stand firm against Afghanistan.
September 9, 2009
Hamid Karzai has passed the 50% threshold necessary to avoid a re-run in Afghanistan's elections, and looks poised to be re-elected as President, despite widespread allegations of fraud.