June 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Slovakia National Council amended the country's constitution on Wednesday to specifically define marriage as the unique bond between one man and one woman. Of the 123 members of Slovakia's parliament that voted on the measure, only 18 voted against adopting the amendment. The amendment ...[read more]
May 25, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Frontrunner Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in the first round of voting. Billionaire candy-maker Poroshenko, who is known as the "chocolate king," garnered more than 55 percent of votes. While announcing his victory, ...[read more]
May 24, 2014
by G. Redd
Malawi President Joyce Banda announced Saturday that, due to extreme irregularities in the voting process, she is nullifying the national tripartite results for the presidential, parliamentary and local elections. President Banda cited as her authority Section 88(2) of the Malawi Constitution, ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution denying any existence of genocide during the civil war lasting from 1960-1996. The resolution calls for national reconciliation and states: "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday ruled that Kansas and Arizona voters will have to provide proof of US citizenship while registering to vote using the federal form, despite a pending appeal by a US agency of the federal judge's ruling that aids in the enforcement of new voter ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled Tuesday that Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo identification to vote, violates the Voting Rights Act and the US Constitution. US District Judge Lynn Adelman found that the requirement ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Addison Morris
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday declared the country's recent general election to be be invalid, adding further complication to the current political crisis in which protesters have demanded the yielding of governmental power to an interim appointed council. In a 6-3 decision, the court ...[read more]
March 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Residents of the Crimea region on Sunday began voting in a referendum to secede from Ukraine and seek annexation by Russia. The referendum has been condemned as illegal by the US and other European countries. On Saturday, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council motion declaring the Crimea referendum ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Germany's Karlsruhe court ruled on Wednesday that the 3% voting threshold for political parties to enter the the European Parliament is unconstitutional. The German government lowered the voting threshold from 5% to 3% last year, but the top court ruled by a 5-3 vote that it should be abolished ...[read more]
January 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced in a televised speech on Sunday that Egypt will hold presidential elections before conducting parliamentary elections. The parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the timetable agreed to after Egypt's army deposed Islamist ...[read more]

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