Security forces in Benin have broken up protests against an election in which no opposition parties were allowed to run. Only one in four voters actually cast their votes. Results announced gave President Patrice Talon total control of parliament.
Independent candidate Kais Saied has pulled ahead as front-runner in Tunisia’s presidential vote. It was the country's second democratic presidential election.
A slight majority of Germans believe that democracy is in danger, according to a new YouGov poll. Right-wing extremism is given as the biggest reason for this belief.
'Akilisi Pohiva was a lifelong pro-democracy advocate who rose from humble beginnings to become the first prime minister of the South Pacific island nation elected by parliament rather than appointed by the monarch.
Election campaigns are expensive in Africa, too. Since in many countries there are no government subsidies, the parties depend on private donations. But often there are no legal regulations — a dangerous situation.
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