election

  • 23 May 2009

    * 78% say independents should stand where MPs have behaved ‘unethically’
    * 63% believe British democracy would be strengthened if there were more independent MPs
    * 53% say they would ‘seriously consider’ voting for an independent candidate at the next general election

  • 2 Jul 2008

    While some African national leaders continued to court Robert Mugabe at an African Union meeting in Egypt, despite their own observers saying that the presidential election was unacceptable, South African churches have spoken candidly.

  • 24 Jun 2008

    Gordon Brown's recent poll humiliations have left him seeking to rebuild support, says Simon Barrow. The 'faith constituency' is one that he has a particular interest in - and it won't go away.

  • 24 Jun 2008

    A student Christian leader Zimbabwe has urged the international community to intervene, following the decision of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the presidential runoff, citing escalating violence against supporters.

  • 22 Jun 2008

    After weeks of violence, Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has announced that he is pulling out of Friday's presidential election run-off, fearing massacres of his supporters and a rigged poll outcome.

  • 9 May 2008

    The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) can now no longer be relied upon as a "neutral and nonpartisan electoral umpire", according a statement from the Justice and Peace Commission of the Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops' Conference.

  • 8 May 2008

    Over on the Wall Street Journal blog, Steven Waldman president and editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com, has some interesting things to say about Barack Obama and the evangelical vote.

  • 21 Apr 2008

    A former Catholic bishop who has campaigned vigorously for the poor has won Paraguay's presidential election to end more than 60 years of monopoly rule by the party that once backed vicious dictator General Alfredo Stroessner.

  • 29 Feb 2008

    Church leaders in Kenya have welcomed the announcement of a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga as an important step to ending a two-month political crisis in the east African country.

  • 28 Feb 2008

    Rival political leaders in Kenya have reached an agreement on a coalition government after weeks of bitter negotiations, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan announced today, before a major press conference.