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Current History (2023) 122 (848): 335–341.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Kerem Öktem Elections under authoritarian regimes rarely deliver democratic outcomes. Still, most observers and pollsters expected Turkey’s May 2023 presidential and parliamentary elections to be different. A deepening economic crisis, a botched rescue effort after a devastating earthquake...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 75–77.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Rebecca Atencio; Fernanda Sanglard Despite Jair Bolsonaro’s persistent efforts to undermine public trust in the 2022 election results, his defeat was upheld and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returned to the presidency. But the subsequent storming of government offices by Bolsonaro’s supporters, along...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 69–74.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Will Freeman In 2022, Colombia elected its first leftist president in decades, Gustavo Petro. For decades, Colombian politics had been characterized by strong center-right parties, the hard-right populism of ex-president Álvaro Uribe, and regional family dynasties. Under Petro’s predecessor...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
... by corruption scandals over procurement of medical supplies. After several delays, a general election was finally held in October 2019. Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of Morales’s Movement Toward Socialism, won decisively. But Morales’s subsequent return from exile signaled that the struggle over his...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 222–228.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Amy Nethery [T]he idea that being ‘tough on asylum’ wins elections has become one of the great enduring myths of Australian politics, and apparently both major parties have decided that the stakes are too high to try anything different. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
... democracy elections corruption military rule Muhammadu Buhari Olusegun Obasanjo Goodluck Jonathan Boko Haram Pentecostal Christianity 163 Now and again, as one political crisis or another has threatened to rend the fabric of the Nigerian Fourth Republic since its founding with the return...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 215–221.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Party democracy Khmer Rouge elections authoritarianism patronage human rights China dynastic rule 215 From local to national politics, the state, the party, and the personal interests of elites have merged into one machine. A Cambodian Fusion of Personality, Party, and the State KOSAL...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 187–193.
Published: 01 May 2018
...K. Ochieng' Opalo [T]he conflicts surrounding the 2017 elections severely eroded the integrity of democracy in Kenya. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California K. Ochieng'Opalo Kenya presidential elections democracy violence ethnic...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 49–55.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Ecuador Lenín Moreno Rafael Correa Country Alliance party elections corruption Odebrecht Panama Papers authoritarianism democratic transition 49 Rather than take marching orders from the outgoing president, Moreno distanced his government from the authoritarianism and corruption...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of California Alejandro Velasco Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Hugo Chávez Constituent Assembly National elections democracy riots food shortages authoritarianism populism working class PERSPECTIVE The Pyrrhic Victories of Venezuela s President ALEJANDRO VELASCO 73 Christmas Eve should have...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 315–319.
Published: 01 November 2017
... public offi- cials to China for political and economic training. But how much can advanced liberal democra- cies learn from the Chinese political model? Over the past year, the election of an inexperienced and demagogic candidate to the highest office in the United States and the seemingly rash...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 163–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... informal settlements population political parties elections evictions housing See, here in Ghana we do not use terms like the poor political party activist Bright Dzila explained to me in a 2012 interview about Accra s largest squatter settlement, Old Fa- dama. That is what outsiders use, NGO...
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Current History (2016) 115 (782): 214–219.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... 2016 The Regents of the University of California Mandy Sadan Myanmar Burma Daw Aung San Suu Kyi elections National League Democracy Panglong Agreement democracy nationalism communal violence British colonial legacy Buddhism ethnic minorities 214 Burmese politicians...
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Current History (2016) 115 (781): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Adrienne LeBas Africa Burkina Faso Kenya Zambia term limits political parties elections democracy Barack Obama 169 Executives are able to act with impunity because there is no strong, organized opposition to challenge entrenched incumbents and push them toward a genuine political opening...
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Current History (2016) 115 (780): 136–143.
Published: 01 April 2016
... elections Hamid Karzai Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Barack Obama Pakistan George Bush Taliban Mullah Omar al-Qaeda Islamic State China 136 What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. Afghanistan...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 259–265.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of California Andrew Wilson Ukraine Kiev Maidan Donbas corruption oligarchs elections Crimea Orange Revolution Viktor Yanukovych Vladimir Putin 259 A new nation is arguably in the making. However, the economy has collapsed, and not enough has changed in the political system. . . . [I]t...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2015
... postelection violence elections African politics ethnic identity patronage © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California 183 [T]he ICC s intervention did not help prompt a political transition, but was instead effectively framed as an injustice...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 170–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Brandon Kendhammer [W]hile the March election map shows how divided the country still is in many respects, the peaceful turnover is a chance to build a greater sense of national solidarity around democratic institutions. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents...