According final results announced Saturday, the ruling African National Congress won South Africa's national elections, though it failed to gain a two-thirds majority and its leader has faced growing criticism. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner examines South Africa's progress since apartheid, however imperfect the country and its leaders may still be.
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South Africa held national parliamentary elections on Wednesday. The ruling African National Congress is widely expected to emerge victorious, but analysts say the ANC will struggle to win the two-thirds majority that it has won in the past, with new challengers set to make a strong showing.
South Africans are scheduled to head to the polls on Wednesday to vote in the country’s fourth national elections since the end of apartheid. PBS WIDE ANGLE speaks with Azad Essa, a political blogger for the South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian, about the significance of the upcoming elections.
On Thursday, India -- the world's largest democracy -- wrapped up the first stage of its month-long general elections. The elections will choose a new parliament to be seated later this spring. Read what some of India's more than 700 million eligible voters had to say.
India, the world’s largest democracy, is scheduled to begin its multi-stage parliamentary elections on April 16. Mahima Kaul, a freelance reporter based in Delhi, explains how India's political landscape has changed over the past several decades, as political support has fragmented and smaller parties have become more influential.
Riots broke out in Moldova as thousands protested the Communist party's victory in parliamentary elections, claiming the results were falsified. One woman was killed and at least 100 were injured after the protests turned violent.
From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.
Campaigns are heating up as Indonesia approaches parliamentary elections on April 9. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about how election season is shaping up in Dolly, a district of Indonesia known for prostitution. He describes a vigorous debate between women in an overcrowded café.
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, dissects Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to President Obama's video message to Iran and both countries' political positioning.