Governance

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:16
In a new report, Freedom House warns that economic woes are threatening the stability of "entrenched dictatorships" in the former Soviet Union, the migration crisis is fueling populism in Eastern Europe, and reforms in the Balkans are in retreat.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:23
He is a veteran conservative politician known for attempting to introduce strict Shari'a law in Pakistan in the late 1990s before a military coup temporarily sent him into exile. But since his return as prime minister, Nawaz Sharif has emerged as an unlikely torch-bearer for reform.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:17
Uzbekistan has made another advance in the country’s slow march toward a nominally stronger parliament with the creation of a body to monitor prosecutors.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:44
China will launch a programme to train members of parliament of some Asian and African countries so as to improve the capacity of parliament in the developing countries, a senior Chinese official said Tuesday in Lusaka, Zambia.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:44
As his party triumphed in a snap parliamentary vote, Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev said his oil-rich nation may become a parliamentary republic - apparently with his daughter at the helm.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 07:04
The U.S.-backed government in Ukraine is burdened by “dirty money and dirty politics” and its frozen conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the nation’s east is “heating up again,” the State Department’s point woman for European policy warned Tuesday.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 07:32
A nonprofit group that promotes democracy has become the latest American-linked group to be banned in Russia under restrictions on “undesirable” organizations signed into law by President Vladimir V. Putin in May.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:46
Colombia's Mines and Energy Minister Tomas Gonzalez has resigned his post, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, amid a series of energy generation problems sparked by drought.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:30
In many democratic systems, holding legislative elections amid spiraling inflation, a rapidly depreciating currency, sharp contractions in government expenditure and reports of job losses and delayed wages usually spells trouble for a governing party.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 07:20
Votes are being counted in Benin, where 33 candidates are fighting to become president.

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