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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Hanging in the Balance

…U.K. will hold what David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, described on April 6 as “the most important election in a generation.” Given that this election is likely to either bring about Britain’s first post-election hung parliament since 1974, or the end of the Labour Party’s unprecedented 13 years in power, or, quite possible, both of the above, there is good reason to concur with Cameron’s assessment. Although The Economist deemed th…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, Issue, World

Election Rejection: The Bihar Elections as a Referendum on Modi

by The Bihar elections provide a stark reminder of our own ignorance of the Indian electorate. The election of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister, an Indian state’s chief executive position, for a third term took all of India by storm because it defied all predictions by pollsters and analysts, right up to counting day. Unpacking the people’s mandate in India’s third most populous state has important implications for the fragile balance of…

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by / on February 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm / in Aman Navani, Asia, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

Bangladesh’s Shaky Democracy

…nister, had a phone conversation after many years. Zia had called to complain about arrangements for the general election due in January 2014.  The usual procedure before an election in Bangladesh is to install a caretaker government to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. However, this time around, Hasina claimed that there was no need for a caretaker government, arguing that democratic institutions were strong enough. The phone call was a chanc…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:44 am / in Asia, World

Taipei Personalities

…ber of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the first female presidential candidate in Taiwan. The January election, restoring incumbent Ma as president, captured international attention as many anticipated a resulting shift in the precarious relationship between Taiwan and China. With the two main party candidates maintaining distinctly different stances on cross-strait policy, the election was expected to decide the future of the nation’s…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 11:59 am / in Web Columnists

Jamie Boothe

by Jamie Boothe is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in biochemistry, with plans to attend medical school. He is the Director of Operations for the Columbia University College Republicans, and he is both a strong social and fiscal conservative. He can be reached at Not One for Talking October 16, 2012 2:05 am  This election year has seen […]

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:31 am / in Cover Story, Middle East, World

The Ultimate Gamble

…nd a piecemeal approach to forge a path to political supremacy. Despite this potential, the recent parliamentary elections were seen as a victory for the supporters of the Supreme Leader, with Principlist candidates largely excluded from ballots. It may be the case that the Principlists are biding their time and hedging their bets on the presidential elections, which have a far greater significance, especially from the standpoint of national secu…

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by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

…— the Democrats of Ohio. It was our second stop on a whirlwind get-out-the-vote tour around Ohio the week before Election Day, and I was riding along as a representative of my father in his bid for US Senate against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine. The tour targeted towns like Defiance, small and conservative enclaves typically dismissed by Democrats focusing on Ohio’s liberal base. Come Election Day, the tactic would prove effective after all;…

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Third Wheel

…e next to no attention in presidential races, mostly because it is an accepted truth that one could never win an election. However, this year a third party might shake things up; not by outright winning the election, but by receiving enough votes to affect who the final winner (either Romney or Obama) will be. One name that is often floated for a third party run is Ron Paul. Paul, an ardent libertarian and Republican in name only (RINO), still re…

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by / on December 7, 2008 at 8:56 pm / in Domestic, Election

Sleep After Election Day

…g number of volunteers, when I visited Obama’s local campaign office in New Hampshire a few days before the 2008 election, I couldn’t help but be over-whelmed by their energy and sense of urgency. “You can sleep after election day,” I heard one volunteer say, and this battle cry seemed to capture a truth of the 2008 presidential campaign — that the election mattered, not only because of the president it would elect, but because of the sense of be…

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by / on November 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm / in Europe, World, World

Turkey Election: Trading off Democratic Rights for Stability

by In the recent election in Turkey, the Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, gained majority power in the government. Despite their increasingly authoritarian tendencies, the AKP gained more power than in the previous elections that took place in June 2015. Some may question why Turkey voted to give sole authority of the state to a pro-Islamist, conservative, authoritarian party, but the stability and security that AKP promise…

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