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Election 2016: Can a new coalition government kick-start the economy?

Analysis by Anna Naupa

This post first appeared in the Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter.

The past year has tested Vanuatu’s economic and political resilience. Following the devastation wreaked by Category 5 Cyclone Pam in the island archipelago in March, economic recovery was elusive and made harder by months of political instability and constitutional uncertainty.

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Vanuatu

Unofficial party tally – 2016 General Election

Based on our own count, here’s the unofficial party tally for the 2016 Vanuatu General Election. 120 more words

Vanuatu

[UPDATED] Unofficial election results: record number of independents; Bohn, Lini, Boedoro get the boot

Updated 14:10pm VUT 24 January

Voter dissatisfaction with the big parties following last year’s corruption scandal has been heard loud and clear. Here’s our list of the… 1,123 more words

Vanuatu

Mapping the Ukrainian Presidential Elections 2004 and 2010

In the same year George W. Bush won against John Kerry in the United States presidential elections 2004 and secured himself a second term, the… 482 more words

Ukraine

The Perils of Polling

The result of last year’s General Election in the UK came as a surprise to almost everyone, most of all to those who were paid to predict it, the pollsters. 614 more words

Gov. Emmanuel Undaunted By A/Court's Judgement, Heads To S/Court

The Akwa Ibom state government has vowed to ensure that the mandate of Governor Udom Emmanuel is restored at the Supreme Court.

The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Uwemedimo Nwoko told reporters shortly after the Appeal Court nullified the April 11 governorship elections that the court was not satisfactory as its judgement did not follow the facts arising from the governorship petitions. 161 more words

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E-voting, key in Venezuela's parliamentary elections

Venezuela voted this 6 December to renew all 167 seats in the National Assembly (AN). In spite of the deep political unrest that has dragged on for years, the elections were conducted normally and the results were accepted immediately by losing candidates. 492 more words