The political crisis in Ivory Coast has plunged the West African nation back into civil war. Since last November, Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo has refused to accept that he lost the presidential election to his rival, Alessane Ouattara.
Despite fading from the headlines, Tunisia has been abuzz with change since protesters ousted longtime leader Ben Ali earlier this year. In July, voters in the tiny North African nation will elect an assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution.
Local political action committees aren’t the only players in the municipal elections- businesses also have a vested interest in who runs what. The political clout of corporations goes far back and the private sector has helped anoint many a king – locally and at the national level.
Friday morning, attorneys for Rahm Emanuel will be back in front of a Chicago election official. More than two dozen Chicagoans allege that Emanuel is not qualified to run for mayor. This issue is residency because Emanuel lived in Washington D.C.
The people of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, will go to the polls on Sunday for the first time in 20 years. In 1990, an overwhelming majority voted for pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her National League for Democracy.