Elections | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Moscow is manipulating unresolved internal divisions to cement its own influence.
Fears of infection have been overruled by political concerns.
The country’s recent parliamentary elections show process of tentative change is real.
Participants hope to boost political involvement and awareness.
The international community blamed for a succession of events that led to the 2008 conflict.
13 Jul 16
Analysts predict a fierce struggle ahead as most voters are undecided.
6 May 16
Public hope anti-establishment figures will deliver what current government has failed to do.
14 Dec 15
Political opposition says referendum was fixed, and international monitors call for claims of widespread abuses to be investigated.
11 Dec 15
The president hinted at it last month; now others are talking about changing the constitution.
7 Nov 15
Local group judges vote “not free, not fair, not democratic and not transparent”.
28 Oct 15
Popular support for a changes intended to make the system more democratic.
23 Oct 15
Instead, observers from former Soviet states will applaud the ruling party's repeat victory.
15 Oct 15
Embarrassment as plans to buy comfortable seats for parliament have to be shelved.
6 Oct 15
Holding a contested election without a foregone conclusion was an achievement in itself.
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