World Elections

How Powerful Is France's President?

French presidents have more power than the leaders of most other advanced democracies, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and, arguably, the United States. They not only command the executive...

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Ghana's Democracy Delivered. Can Its New President?

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Nationalism Is Rising, Not Fascism

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