Nigeria’s choice: Good news for democracy, bad news for Boko Haram?
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Nigeria’s choice: Good news for democracy, bad news for Boko Haram?

By David Bruckmeier: For Muhammadu Buhari, fourth time’s the charm. After three unsuccessful runs for the Nigerian presidency, the 72-year-old was officially declared winner of last week’s elections with a lead of more than two million votes over his main rival, the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. It is the first time a ruling president of Nigeria … Continue reading

Is this the end of the Kuomintang in Taiwan? Ma Yingjeou, China, and the KMT electoral defeat
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Is this the end of the Kuomintang in Taiwan? Ma Yingjeou, China, and the KMT electoral defeat

By Jeroen Gelsing: Many have observed that Barack Obama’s presidency has aged him beyond his years. As much, if not more, holds true for Taiwanese president Ma Yingjeou. Since coming to power six years ago, deep furrows and dark shadows have marred the 64-year old politician’s once boyish good looks, whose disastrous second term has … Continue reading

Italian Elections stalemate: Berlusca Bunga Bunga, Rigor Mortis, A Retired Priest, the Communist and a Clown. An Analysis.
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Italian Elections stalemate: Berlusca Bunga Bunga, Rigor Mortis, A Retired Priest, the Communist and a Clown. An Analysis.

By Pablo De Orellana This is not a joke. These are the nicknames of the principal politicians participating in the election, except for the priest and the clown. The latter cannot participate in person, but has been the underestimated wildcard in this this shuffle of Italian fortunes. On Sunday, three women hurled themselves naked at … Continue reading