Last month, the new head of state was elected in open elections. Claiming 80% of voter turnout, Alassane Ouattara was reelected to a second mandate. This percentage of voter turnout is impressive if one is unaware that the participation rate of eligible voters which was pegged at...Read More »
The politics of Brazil take place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. The political and administrative organization of Brazil comprises the federal government, the states, the federal district and the...Read More »
In the United Kingdom, the Government is a Conservative one and the leading opposition is Labour. The disagreements between these two main political parties have historically translated into the ridiculing of one another.
Nota bene: this is a typically British technique. We have always preferred portraying the opponents as...Read More »
Although the attacks in France have grasped everyone’s attention, several political events simultaneously occurred in the US. Last week, the President Obama administration asked Congress for the authority to allow millions of undocumented foreigners to work in the US, but the probability of Obama obtaining it before...Read More »
The United Mexican States, commonly known and referred to as Mexico, is a federal Republic comprising 31 states and a federal district–the capital of the country. The government is divided into three powers: the executive, conferred to the President; the judicial, vested in the Supreme Court...Read More »
India is the largest democracy in the world, and has the largest number of political parties. In the 1996 national elections, almost 600 million people voted and an average of 26 candidates competed for each of the 543 territorial constituency seats.
Elections are held...Read More »
France’s political system presents one major difference with most other democracies: its founding principle of secularism. This means that religion is considered a private matter and never influences political life. From a historical point of view, there have been five successive Republics in France (the Fifth...Read More »
Everyone knows Angela Merkel. “Mutti” (Mommy) as she is called in Germany, has made quite an impression, especially on the women in the world, when respectfully and confidently representing Germany in Conferences with the strong male eaders of the world. Putin, Obama, Netanjahu just to...Read More »