ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

French candidate Macron wants UK 'talents' after Brexit

2017-02-22 07:24

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he wants London bankers and academics to move to France after Brexit.

Jackson Mthembu backs Ramaphosa to be next ANC leader

2017-02-20 06:18

The chief parliamentary whip of the ruling party has thrown his support behind the deputy president as the party’s next leader amid fears the ANC may lose power in 2019.

Hollande calls for more cybersecurity for election

2017-02-15 19:04

French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country's presidential race, notably to protect against hacking.

Steinmeier is Germany's new president

2017-02-12 19:10

A German parliamentary assembly has elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority to become the country's new president.

France's Macron laughs off gay rumours

2017-02-07 18:08

Addressing malicious online comments and gossiping, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has made fun of rumours that he is gay.

Scandals test French voters' patience with politicians

2017-02-04 22:30

French politicians accused of playing fast and loose with their finances have long gotten a pass from voters, but things have changed.

Scary stats reveal that political fatigue keeps ANC in power: Graham Sell

2017-01-24 19:52

Voter apathy is the ANC's biggest risk and the only way to keep the ruling party in check by other politicians is to make adjustments to the constitution, says an analyst.

Zuma's main gripe with Mbeki

2017-01-13 09:16

Zuma's plan to unseat Mbeki in 2007 because "public confidence in the ANC had declined”, had nothing to do with the well-being of the party and everything to do with himself, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

If Banjul’s buffoon stays, Africa suffers

2016-12-18 06:17

After the recent elections in Gambia, which saw incumbent Yahya Jammeh concede defeat, only to change tack days later, Azu Ishiekwene looks at the far-reaching effects on the continent.

Municipal by-elections get under way in 6 provinces

2016-11-09 06:07

Fifteen municipal ward by-elections are set to take place across six provinces, says the IEC.

 

French minister warns Russia on election meddling

2017-02-20 06:43

France's foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable".

Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

2017-02-19 17:41

Ecuador is voting in general elections that could see a pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right at an economic turning point for the oil-rich nation.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

2017-02-13 09:30

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he won the elections.

Swiss vote on citizenship measure over Muslims

2017-02-12 16:37

The Swiss are voting on whether or not to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages.

Electoral reform could help the ANC

2017-02-05 06:05

A proposal for the ANC to adopt direct, constituency-based national and provincial elections has been placed on the table.

Dutch ballots to be counted by hand

2017-02-02 08:08

The Dutch government says it will not use its usual computer software to count and transmit election results.

EXCLUSIVE: The ANC's R50m election 'black ops'

2017-01-24 08:00

The ANC planned to spend R50 million on a covert campaign targeting opposition parties in the 2016 local government elections, according to court papers.

Will the SACP finally come to the party?

2017-01-06 08:41

SACP leaders have so far preferred to play the role of a benevolent parasite that survives on the ANC’s electoral fortunes. Can they muster the courage to make a stand for their socialist vision, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Consumer confidence hits highest level since 2014

2016-12-08 11:28

Consumer confidence improved in the third quarter, on the back of municipal elections outcome. But it remains below average levels, says FNB.

10 great political films you need to see

2016-11-04 07:00

There are some wonderful idealistic films about American politics, warm with optimism and belief in Washington's system.

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