In December 2002 at the White House, President George W. Bush greeted an up-and-coming politician from Turkey whose newly formed party had just won a surprising majority in Parliament. “Welcome to the home of one of your country’s best friends and allies,” Mr. Bush told the politician, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “You are a strategic ally […]
Turkey’s nail-biter election has made clear that the people’s faith in the country’s electoral system remains strong and that the incumbent, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is still a formidable political force, despite his failure to secure a first-round victory. A runoff will be held on May 28 after Turkey’s Supreme Election Council announced on Monday […]
As Bola Tinubu emerged as the winner of the Nigerian presidential election on Wednesday, disillusionment dominated among the millions of young voters who had placed their hopes in Peter Obi, a surprise challenger who led in some polls throughout the campaign and managed to win 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, including Lagos state, where Mr. […]
Upon winning independence from its British colonizers in 1960, thousands of Nigerians watched as their new green and white flag was raised over the capital at the time, Lagos, at midnight. As fireworks lit up the streets, hope and promise filled the air. Nigerians’ hopes have been dashed many times since then. They have endured […]
President Jair Bolsonaro has spent years attacking Brazil’s democratic institutions.
Voting in Nairobi on Tuesday.Credit…Luis Tato/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — One is the self-declared champion of the “hustler nation.” The other is a veteran leftist making his fifth run for high office. Both are products of Kenya’s calcified, corruption-ridden political system, yet claim they can transform it — if elected president. The […]