• April 22, 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.

  • April 21, 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.

  • April 11, 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).

  • April 5, 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”.

  • January 19, 2014

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

  • February 1, 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.

  • December 3, 2012

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

  • November 7, 2012

    All the major media outlets have now called the United States presidential election for Barack Obama, who has been re-elected for a second term.

  • November 7, 2012

    This could be the most diverse United States electorate in history, say analysts of early returns in the hotly contested 2012 presidential election.

  • December 14, 2011

    After a week of protest over alleged fraud in the 4 December parliamentary election, the Russian Orthodox Church has called for stricter controls on the process.