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Violence Delays Elections in Burundi

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In recent weeks, Burundi has faced deadly protests and an attempted coup leading up to a controversial presidential election (BBC). In April, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza expressed his intent to run for reelection for a third term (IBT). Protestors argue this violates the constitution, while supporters say the courts can permit him to run for reelection (Reuters). Such debate has […]

German Election May Reshape Policies

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Sunday the German people went to the polls to elect half of the Bundestag’s (lower house of parliament) representatives and the Chancellor. Different from American democracy, half of the Bundestag’s representatives are elected and half are selected from a list of nominations. Merkel, as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), was elected to the […]