• 25 Jan 2015

    Tens of thousands of people flooded onto the streets in Greece this evening, as early results and exit polls indicated a significant Syriza victory.

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Churches have expressed deep concern over reports of widespread violence around demonstrations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Supporters of far-right candidate Narendra Modi have condemned a college principal for speaking up for justice and the environment during India’s parliamentary election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained to the Electoral Commission about Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xavier’s College and a Jesuit priest.

  • 22 Apr 2014

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi want Syria to reconsider plans for a June presidential election.

  • 21 Apr 2014

    A former close associate of Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reportedly urged that Muslims be forced out of ‘Hindu areas’. This follows other threats by leaders of the far-right Bharati Janata Party (BJP), intensifying fears about what might happen if he wins power.

  • 11 Apr 2014

    Sculptor Anish Kapoor and writer Salman Rushdie are among those who have signed a letter to the Guardian warning that, if Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, “it would bode ill for India's future”. The chief minister of Gujarat belongs to the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • 5 Apr 2014

    As voters across Afghanistan cast their ballots in the presidential and provincial council elections, the top UN official there congratulated them for participating in a “historic moment”.

  • 19 Jan 2014

    Elections to a strengthened European Parliament in May will see voters from all 28 EU countries choose representatives for the next five years.

  • 1 Feb 2013

    Now the dust is settling a little on the Israeli election result, what are we to make of it? Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian provides a sober assessment, focussing especially on Yair Lapid, kingmaker and leader of Yesh Atid (There is a Future). Insofar as Israel-Palestine is concerned, Lapid should insist upon a more centrist view that would stop the unremitting colonisation of Palestinian lands and encourage saving the last gasp of the two-state solution, he suggests.

  • 3 Dec 2012

    Observers have congratulated Somaliland on a largely peaceful, transparent set of local elections, but are concerned about some aspects of the vote.