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Where Democracy Is a Terrifying Business

“I have been contesting and winning elections for decades. The wolves are very effective.”
Tags: Elections, News, Pakistan, Books and Literature, Politics And Government, Agriculture and Farming, Rural Areas, Punjabi (Ethnic Group


How Democracy Works in Pakistan’s Villages

Elections might change governments, but the feudal and punitive power structures in Pakistan’s countryside don’t change.
Tags: Elections, News, Pakistan, Books and Literature, Politics And Government, Agriculture and Farming, Rural Areas, Punjabi (Ethnic Group


To Defeat Far-Right Nationalists, Don’t Try to Imitate Them

Just look around Europe: It’s clear that accommodating radical nationalists is a losing proposition.
Tags: Europe, Elections, News, Sweden, France, Germany, European Union, Hungary, Netherlands, Merkel, Great Britain, Angela, May, Viktor, Orban, Politics And Government




Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He’s in Race to Be the ‘Craziest’

His opponent has recorded ads with a chain saw, shotgun and “big truck” that he says he’ll use to round up “illegal immigrants.” It seems to be working.
Tags: Elections, News, Georgia, Governors, Republican Party, Kemp, Casey, Cagle, Brian P


DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn’t Targeting Midterms Like 2016

The agency will help states prepare to combat cyberattacks, according to Nielsen
Tags: Elections, News, Russia, Uncategorized, Dhs, Onetime, Kirstjen Nielsen


Death Toll in Pakistan Suicide Bombing Rises to 128

The country is preparing for elections, but political turmoil and a spate of terrorist attacks on candidates threaten to undermine the credibility of the vote.
Tags: Elections, News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Deaths (Fatalities, Baluchistan (Pakistan


John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat

Mr. Liu, the former city comptroller, is challenging State Senator Tony Avella in Queens, who has become a target of Democratic progressives.
Tags: Elections, News, Queens, New York State, Democratic Party, Tony, Liu, State Legislature, John C, Primaries and Caucuses, John Liu, Tony Avella, Queens (NYC, Avella, Office of the Comptroller (NYC


Door-Knocking Democrat Tries to Break G.O.P. Grip in Ohio Special Election

A special election for a House seat in Ohio will test the power of the rural vote against the kind of affluent, rapidly growing suburbs that Democrats need to win.
Tags: Elections, News, House, House Of Representatives, Ohio, Republican Party, Trump, Democratic Party, Troy, O'Connor, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Balderson, Midterm Elections (2018, Daniel J Jr (1986-


Cuomo’s Rivals Look to Tie Him to Corruption Convictions of Top Aides

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he was powerless to “stop people from doing criminal things,” saying the problem lay in human nature, not his administration.
Tags: Elections, News, Governors, New York State, Cuomo, Nixon, Democratic Party, Joseph, Andrew M Cuomo, Cynthia, Primaries and Caucuses, Andrew M, Molinaro, Corruption (Institutional, Kaloyeros, Percoco


Justice Dept. Announces Charges In Russian Hacking Case

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian military officers who are accused of conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
Tags: Elections, News, Russia, Attorneys General, Justice Dept, Rosenstein, Politics And Government, Rod Rosenstein, Rod J


Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics

The neighborhood-based site has found a foothold in the most local of pastimes as it tries to shed past negative publicity.
Tags: Elections, London, News, California, Mayors, Breed, Trump, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Voter Registration and Requirements, Debates (Political, Board of Elections (NYC


Big City: God Made Andrew Cuomo a Feminist. What Kind?

Aiming for a third term, the governor is trying to persuade New York that when it comes to advancing reproductive rights, he is the man for the job.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, Abortion, Governors, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Women's Rights, Cuomo, Nixon, Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cynthia, Politics And Government, Women and Girls, Andrew M


Republicans Had a Plan for Josh Hawley in Missouri. He’s Working on It.

Handpicked by party leaders and backed by influential donors, Mr. Hawley has gained recognition and influence in a key state. But there have been growing pains.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Missouri, McCaskill, Claire, Hawley, United States Politics and Government, Josh Hawley, Midterm Elections (2018, Josh D (1979-


Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Spelled C-r-o-w-l-e-y

New York’s arcane election laws keep a defeated incumbent on the ballot.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, House Of Representatives, Alexandria, Crowley, Democratic Party, Joseph, Working Families Party, Ocasio-Cortez


In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

When the American ambassador encouraged Cameroon’s president, in office for 36 years, to think about his “legacy,” an uproar ensued over alleged interference from a foreign power.
Tags: Elections, News, Cameroon, PAUL, Biya, United States International Relations, Corruption (Institutional, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Secession and Independence Movements, Peter Henry, Barlerin


Ocasio-Cortez Is Not Spelled C-r-o-w-l-e-y

New York’s arcane election laws keep a defeated incumbent on the ballot.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, House Of Representatives, Alexandria, Crowley, Democratic Party, Joseph, Working Families Party, Ocasio-Cortez


Ocasio-Cortez Confronts Crowley Over His ‘Third-Party Challenge’

Representative Joseph Crowley said he has supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and did not plan to run, even though his name will remain on the ballot.
Tags: Elections, News, New York City, House Of Representatives, Alexandria, Crowley, Democratic Party, Joseph, Working Families Party, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez


As Vote Nears, Cambodia’s Leader Has Opponents, but No Competition

Technically, Cambodia isn’t a one-party state. But Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party is the only one most voters in the July 29 election will have heard of.
Tags: Elections, News, Cambodia, Hun Sen, Cambodia National Rescue Party, Cambodian People's Party


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Victory for Mexican Democracy

The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his rivals’ graceful acknowledgment of his victory represent an important step for the country.
Tags: Elections, News, Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, Democracy (Theory and Philosophy, Andres Manuel


In Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif Fights for Survival

Greater turmoil is expected in Pakistan as former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces imminent arrest two weeks before general elections.
Tags: Elections, News, Pakistan, Khan, Nawaz Sharif, Sharif, Bhutto, Nawaz, Imran, Politics And Government, Maryam, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Benazir, London (England, Corruption (Institutional, Defense and Military Forces


Progressive Populism Can Save Us From Trump

The old-school idealism of the Midwest provides a road map for Democratic victory.
Tags: Elections, News, House Of Representatives, Collective Bargaining, Trump, Midwest, Sanders, Ryan, Duckworth, Bernard, Walker, Bryce, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Paul D Jr, Scott K


‘It’s a Terrible Vote’: Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court Choice

The Supreme Court votes by a handful of Senate Democrats from Republican states could have broad ramifications for their party, its leadership and its core voters.
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Trump, Democratic Party, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Supreme Court (US, Midterm Elections (2018


Amy McGrath Set Her Sights on the Marines and Now Congress. Her Mother Is the Reason.

Ms. McGrath, a Democrat trying to topple a Republican in Kentucky, emphasizes her biography as a Marine aviator. But her mother’s struggles and successes shaped her just as much.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Kentucky, House Of Representatives, Mcgrath, Amy, University of Kentucky, United States Politics and Government, Midterm Elections (2018, Amy McGrath, Poliomyelitis


‘A Huge Blind Spot’: Why New York Asians Feel Overlooked

Being left out when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to change admissions to the city’s elite high schools, where they dominate, was only the last straw, leaders say.
Tags: Elections, News, New York City, Harvard University, Bill, Mayors, De Blasio, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Chin, Carranza, Stuyvesant High School, Grace Meng, Tests and Examinations, Admissions Standards, Race and Ethnicity, Education (K-12


If Demographics Are Destiny, Why Can’t Democrats Win This Denver District?

Despite an ever more diverse population, Colorado’s Sixth District has frustrated Democrats for years. Liberals hope the news from the border may finally help them flip the seat.
Tags: Elections, News, Colorado, House Of Representatives, Jason, Trump, Democratic Party, Mike, Crow, Coffman, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Primaries and Caucuses, Immigration and Emigration, Midterm Elections (2018, Aurora (Colo


A New Path in Mexico

Mexico’s populist president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promised a break from the country’s endemic violence, corruption and poverty. The odds are long.
Tags: Elections, News, Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Andres Manuel


Trump and Mexico’s New Leader, Both Headstrong, Begin With a ‘Good Conversation’

The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leader known for being as nationalist-minded as Mr. Trump, could complicate discussions over trade and immigration.
Tags: Elections, News, Mexico, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations, North American Free Trade Agreement, Andres Manuel


Mexico Delivers Another Defeat to the Status Quo in Latin America

Across the region, voters have ousted governing parties as a growing middle class demands more of its leaders.
Tags: Elections, News, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Latin America, Bolivia, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, Corruption (Institutional, Institutional Revolutionary Party (Mexico, Andres Manuel


Mexico Elections: 5 Takeaways from López Obrador’s Victory

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidency with vows to end Mexico’s culture of corruption and battle its high poverty and yawning inequality.
Tags: Elections, News, Mexico, Fox, Pena Nieto, Vicente, Enrique, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Corruption (Institutional, Institutional Revolutionary Party (Mexico, National Action Party (Mexico, Andres Manuel