Abkhazia’s Elections: Controversy and Possible Conspiracy

On October 9, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Abkhazia’s Elections: Controversy and Possible Conspiracy

Abkhazia’s elections headed to a run-off after a tie on August 25. The run-off contest was held on September 8 between incumbent Raul Khajimba and opposition candidate Alkhas Kvitsinia.  Khajimba received 47.3 percent of the vote, beating out Kvitsinia’s 46.17 percent. Kvitsinia’s team disputed the results over Article 19 from…

Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

On July 27, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

By Marren Haneberg In July’s snap parliamentary elections, Ukrainian President President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People Party secured a majority with 91 percent of the vote counted. Ukraine has a mixed-party system; half of Verkhovna Rada’s seats are determined by party lists and the other half by “first-past-the-post constituency…

Australia’s PM Morrison and Regional Implications

On June 1, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia, By , , With Comments Off on Australia’s PM Morrison and Regional Implications

By: Jeff Bates Australia has long since been a crucial ally with the United States.  As a right-leaning politician, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is likely to uphold stability and economic prosperity in Australia.  Morrison’s election was a surprise win in Australia as the country faces extreme drought and the destruction…