Category Archives: Elections

Populist gains in Swedish elections explained

     

The rise of the populist Sweden Democrats, confirmed by Sunday’s election results, is a reminder that people long for security in a time of change, says Pasi Kuoppamäki, the chief… Read more »

Sweden on brink of populist precipice?

     

Sweden, the last Scandinavian country to withstand the tide of populism that’s swept across Europe, is on the brink, analyst Anders E Borg writes for Bloomberg: Other Nordic countries like… Read more »

Algeria’s Mouwatana: ‘opportunity for building energetic dissent’?

     

Algerian police recently arrested a number of political and human rights activists and journalists who protested in central Algiers against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for re-election for a fifth term,… Read more »

Counter influence strategies for combating disinformation

     

The potential for Russian hacking of election systems in the 2018 midterm elections has emerged as an urgent and destabilizing issue in the run-up to the U.S. elections, CodaStory reports…. Read more »

Zimbabweans disillusioned by post-poll crackdown

     

  The jury remains out as to whether Zimbabwe’s recent election had achieved the promised clean break with the past of the Mugabe era, says Freedom House’s Michael Abramowitz. Any… Read more »