Elections | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
The international community blamed for a succession of events that led to the 2008 conflict.
Even in developing democracies, political institutions remain vulnerable to capture by the super-rich.
Politicians turn their attention to the war-torn east.
Analysts say that controversial delay reflects a far deeper crisis.
The authorities may not be able to ignore mass rallies which greeted presidential vote.
8 Apr 15
Opinion poll shows ruling bloc less popular than before, but some say it’s normal to tire of a government after a couple of years
17 Mar 15
Events are opportunities for ordinary people to come face to face with their political representatives.
16 Mar 15
With an election due this autumn, there is less pluralism around than might first appear.
7 Mar 15
Restricted opportunities to campaign at local as well as national level.
5 Mar 15
Creating an all-loyal parliament may look like the easy option, but it shuts off channels for articulating popular resentment.
4 Mar 15
Biometric documents meant to reduce fraud in upcoming parliamentary polls.
27 Feb 15
Despite multiparty process, there's little doubt who will win parliamentary polls.
12 Feb 15
Around 1,500 people across 15 provinces get a chance to rate their leader’s record so far.
16 Jan 15
Incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa expected an easy win, but instead he was ousted by a candidate pledging to govern as “a servant, not an authoritarian”.
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