Americas

Americas Elections Weekly News Review: November 19, 2022

November 19, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the Americas, usually posted on Saturdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The National Palace of Mexico, official residence of Mexico’s president. Photo credit: Wikimedia/JOMA-MAC (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

Dominica Snap Elections: December 6, 2022

Jamaica Gleaner (November 19, 2022): Dominica PM nominated unopposed ahead of snap election

Guyana Local Elections: March 13, 2023

Monte Reel, Bloomberg (November 18, 2022): A Nation in the Crosshairs of Climate Change Is Ready to Get Rich on Oil: As rising seas imperil Guyana, leaders sign sweetheart deals with Exxon to help fund the transition to a sustainable future.

Denis Chabrol, Demerara Waves (November 13, 2022): AFC confirms boycott of Local Government Elections

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Inés de Marcos, GIS Reports (November 17, 2022): Argentina’s shaky plans to tame high inflation

Benjamin Gedan, Americas Quarterly (November 16, 2022 – podcast): Argentina: Trying to Avoid Another 2001

El Salvador General Elections: February 4, 2024

Aright Sarkar, Coin Telegraph (November 14, 2022): Salvadoran President Bukele says Bitcoin is ‘the opposite‘ of FTX: Despite the backlash he previously received for purchasing BTC as markets crashed, Bukele cited the recent FTX collapse to explain why Bitcoin is different.

Mexico General Elections: July 2024 (some gubernatorial elections in 2023)

Marina E. Franco, Axios (November 15, 2022): Mexico’s López Obrador undeterred by protests against elections reform

AP (November 13, 2022): Tens of thousands march against Mexico president’s proposed overhaul of electoral authority

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald (November 12, 2022): Lopez Obrador is threatening Mexico’s democracy. It’s time for Biden to break his silence

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

Al Jazeera (November 14, 2022): Haiti’s PM sacks top officials as political tensions rise: Ariel Henry dismisses government ministers, commissioner as Canada imposes new sanctions against Haitian gang leader.

Past Americas Elections

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

Michael Stott, Financial Times (November 17, 2022): Brazil’s Lula joins leftist leaders pushing for change in Latin America

Andrew Freedman, Axios (November 16, 2022): Lula declares “Brazil is back” on climate action

Pavel Tarasenko, Carnegie Endowment (November 14, 2022): Will Brazil’s New President Back Russia’s Dream of Multipolarity?

Canada Federal Elections: September 20, 2021

Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun (November 17, 2022): Trudeau needs to tell Canadians the truth about China’s meddling in Canada

JJ McCullough, Washington Post (November 16, 2022): Canada’s constitution is a masterpiece of ambiguity. That’s not a good thing.

John Paul Tasker, CBC News (November 14, 2022): MPs agree to probe allegations of Chinese interference in federal elections: Chinese communist regime accused of funding a ‘clandestine network’ of candidates, staffers in 2019 election

Peru General Elections: April 11, 2021

Reuters (November 17, 2022): Peru’s PM doubles down on challenging Congress to a confidence vote

Bolivia General Election Re-Run: October 18, 2020

Amy Booth, Al Jazeera (November 18, 2022): Census delay sparks deadly strikes in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz region: Bolivia’s census, postponed until 2024, is expected to shift legislative seats toward the growing Santa Cruz department.

Regional News and Analysis

Nick Burns, Americas Quarterly (November 15, 2022): Latin America’s “CPAC Right” Still Has Big Ambitions

Daniel F. Runde, The Hill (November 14, 2022): Chilean candidate best positioned to lead the Inter-American Development Bank

Reuters (November 12, 2022): Five candidates nominated ahead of Nov. 20 election to replace ousted IDB president

Americas Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Dominica Snap Elections: December 6, 2022

United States, Georgia Senate Runoff: December 6, 2022

Paraguay Presidential Primaries: December 18, 2022

Ecuador Regional and Local Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: By February 2023

British Virgin Islands Assembly Election: February 2023 (due)

Guyana Local Elections: March 14, 2023

Grenada General Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Antigua and Barbuda General Elections: March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential, Legislative, and Gubernatorial Elections: April 30, 2023

Mexico, Some Gubernatorial Elections: June 4, 2023

Guatemala General Elections: June 25, 2023

Guatemala General Election Runoffs: August 20, 2023

Colombia Regional Elections: October 29, 2023

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

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Asia

Asia Elections Weekly News Review: November 18, 2022 - 21votes

November 18, 2022

A weekly review of key news and analysis of elections in Asia and the Indo-Pacific, usually posted on Fridays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The Melaka (Malacca) River in Malaysia, near the Strait of Malacca, a key geopolitical choke point. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Engin Akyurt – Pixabay (CC0)

Upcoming Asia/Pacific Elections

Malaysia Snap Elections: November 19, 2022

A. Ananthalakshmi and Rozanna Latiff, Reuters (November 19, 2022): Malaysia votes in general election, Anwar expected to lead tight race

Heather Chen, CNN (November 18, 2022): Malaysia is voting after years of political instability. The result is impossible to predict

Simon Elegant, Foreign Policy (November 16, 2022): There Are No Easy Choices for Malaysians at the Ballot Box: A messy array of politicians and parties are competing to win the election—and avoid jail.

Nepal Snap Elections: November 20, 2022

Kunal Purohit, South China Morning Post (November 19, 2022): Nepal election could be ‘turning point’ in delicate balance of US, China, India geopolitical interests in region

Gopal Sharma, Reuters (November 18, 2022): Explainer: Key issues in Nepal’s national elections

PTI (November 18, 2022): Nepal Prime Minister Deuba appeals citizens to make November 20 election successful: India’s Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar arrived in Nepal as an international observer for Sunday’s general elections.

Sagar Grimier, AFP (November 17, 2022): Upstarts Challenge Elderly Political Elite In Nepal Election

Taiwan Local Elections: November 26, 2022

Reuters (November 18, 2022): China threat takes centre stage in Taiwan’s local elections

Philip Hsu, Jamestown Foundation (November 18, 2022): The Changing Paradigms of Taiwan’s Grand Strategy

Stratfor (November 16, 2022): Taiwan: Opposition KMT May Sweep Local Elections

Ben Blanchard, Reuters (November 12, 2022): Taiwan belongs to Taiwanese, president says in fiery pre-election rebuff to China

Fiji General Elections: December 14, 2022

Kelvin Anthony, Radio New Zealand (November 16, 2022): Fiji election 2022: 342 candidates to contest elections

Australia,  Victoria State Elections: November 26, 2022

Corey Lee Bell, Elena Collinson, and Xunpeng Shi, The Diplomat (November 18, 2022): The Mending Australia-China Relationship: Powered by Lithium? As other liberal democracies lock down supplies, Australia’s lithium exports are an increasingly critical economic component of the Australia-China relationship.

Cambodia Parliamentary Elections: July 30, 2023 (due)

Radio Free Asia (November 16, 2022): After 5-year ban, Cambodian opposition politicians can rejoin the political fray, but half their number are kept out by convictions.

Burma Parliamentary Elections: By August 2023 (proposed – tentative, post-coup)

Matthew B. Arnold, The Irrawaddy (November 17, 2022): Myanmar Will Not Hold an ‘Election’ in August 2023

BNI (November 17, 2022): Analysts say junta’s election is nothing more than sham

David Rising, AP (November 17, 2022): Myanmar releases 4 foreigners in broad prisoner amnesty

The Irrawaddy (November 15, 2022): Malaysia Says No to Myanmar Junta’s Poll Plan

Al Jazeera (November 12, 2022): UN’s Guterres urges Myanmar generals to allow return to democracy

Asia/Pacific Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Taiwan Local Elections: November 26, 2022

Australia, Victoria State Elections: November 26, 2022

India, State Elections in Gujarat: December 1-5, 2022

Fiji Parliamentary Elections: December 14, 2022

India, State Elections in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland: February 2023 (due)

Micronesia Parliamentary Elections: March 7, 2023

Australia, New South Wales State Elections: March 25, 2023

Bhutan National Assembly Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Thailand General Elections: May 7, 2023

Niue Elections: May 2023 (due)

India, State Elections in Karnataka: May 2023 (due)

Tonga Local Elections: June 2023 (due)

Cambodia Parliamentary Elections: July 30, 2023 (due)

Burma Parliamentary Elections: By August 2023 (proposed – tentative, post-coup)

Maldives Presidential Election: September 2023 (due)

Tuvalu General Elections: September 2023 (due)

Singapore Presidential Election: September 2023 (expected – largely ceremonial role)

New Zealand General Elections: October 2023 (expected – due by January 2024)

Bhutan Parliamentary Elections: October 2023 (due)

India, State Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram: November 2023 (due)

Marshall Islands Parliamentary Elections: November 2023 (due)

Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections: December 2023 (due)

India, State Elections in Rajasthan and Telangana: December 2023 (due)

Philippines Village Elections: December 2023 (following proposed delay)

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November 2022 Election Outlook

November 1, 2022

Israel Snap Parliamentary Election

November 8, 2022

United States Midterm Elections

November 12, 2022

Bahrain Parliamentary Elections

India, State Elections in Himachal Pradesh

November 13, 2022

Slovenia Presidential Runoff

November 19, 2022

Malaysia General Elections

November 20, 2022

Nepal General Elections

Equatorial Guinea General Elections

Kazakhstan Snap Presidential Election

Slovenia Local Elections

November 26, 2022

Taiwan Local Elections

Australia, Victoria State Elections

Voters waiting to cast ballots in Nepal in 2013. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Krish Dulal (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Africa

Africa Elections Weekly News Review: October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in Africa, usually posted on Mondays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The Parliament building in Maseru, Lesotho. Photo credit: Wikimedia/OER Africa (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming Africa Elections

Lesotho Parliamentary Elections: October 7, 2022

Reuters (October 4, 2022): Lesotho to Hold Election After Years of Instability

Liesl Louw-Vaudran, ISS Today (September 29, 2022): Lesotho reforms for stability hang in the balance ahead of elections

Equatorial Guinea General Elections: November 20, 2022

AFP (October 1, 2022): Opposition leader and 150 supporters held in E Guinea

Jeune Afrique (September 29, 2022): Equatorial Guinea: The Obiang family’s secret agreement over the presidential election

Nigeria General Elections: February 18, 2023

Bloomberg (September 30, 2022): Are Nigerians Tired of Their Political Leaders?

Abiodun Fatai, The Conversation (September 30, 2022): Nigeria ticks some boxes as a democracy. Why this hasn’t translated into a better life for most

Chinedu Asadu, Cinder Aside, AP (September 29, 2022): Nigerian presidential hopefuls sign election peace accord

Zimbabwe General Elections: July 2023

Voice of America (September 29, 2022): Chamisa: Zimbabwe Has Not Conducted Free, Fair Elections Since 1980

Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential and Legislative Elections: December 2023 (due)

UN Security Council (September 30, 2022): Ahead of Elections, Peacekeeping Mission Drawdown in Democratic Republic of Congo, Security Situation Still Dire, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Senegal Presidential Election: February 2024 (due)

Diadie Ba, Reuters (September 29, 2022): Senegal president requests amnesty that could pave way for challengers in 2024

South Africa General Elections: May 2024

Damien Glez, The Africa Report (October 3, 2022): South Africa’s phoenix president Zuma wants to rise from the ashes

Somaliland Presidential Election: 2023 or 2024 (postponed from November 13, 2022)

Abdiqani Hassani, Reuters (October 1, 2022): Somaliland lawmakers vote to extend president’s term by two years

Burkina Faso Elections: TBD, following coup

Sam Mednick and Arsene Kabore, AP (October 3, 2022): Burkina Faso coup leader says vote still expected by 2024: Burkina Faso’s new junta leader Capt. Ibrahim Traore says the military still hopes to hold new elections by 2024

AP (October 2, 2022): The old junta leader makes way for the new in Burkina Faso’s second coup of the year

Wassim Nasr, France24 (October 2, 2022 – video): Burkina Faso coup leader taps anti-French sentiment for support for putsch

Thiam Ndiaga and Anne Mimault, Reuters (September 30, 2022): Burkina Faso soldiers announce overthrow of military government

Chad Elections: TBD, following coup

Mahamat Ramadane, Reuters (October 3, 2022): Junta set to stay in power after Chad delays elections by two years

Guinea Elections: TBD, following coup

Rachel Chason, Washington Post (September 30, 2022): After shocking stadium massacre, Guinea finally tries its former leaders

Al Jazeera (September 28, 2022): Ex-Guinea military ruler goes on trial for 2009 stadium massacre: Moussa Dadis Camara and 10 others are accused of responsibility in the killing of 150 people and mass rape by Guinean security forces.

Past Africa Elections

São Tomé and Príncipe Legislative Elections: September 25, 2022

U.S. State Department (September 28, 2022): The United States Congratulates São Tomé and Príncipe on Elections

Kenya General Elections: August 9, 2022

Kate Bartlett, Voice of America (September 29, 2022): After Anti-China Campaign, Kenya’s Ruto Does About-Face

Wevyn Muganda, European Council on Foreign Relations (September 29, 2022): What the Ruto government could mean for Kenya-Europe relations

Regional Analysis

Yinka Ibukun, Katarina Hoije, and Simon Gongo, Bloomberg (October 1, 2022): West Africa’s Fifth Coup in Two Years Tests Regional Bloc

Africa Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Lesotho Parliamentary Elections: October 7, 2022

Central African Republic Local Elections: September 2022 (delayed – no new date set)

Somaliland Presidential Election: November 13, 2022

Equatorial Guinea General Elections: November 20, 2022

Guinea-Bissau Snap Parliamentary Elections: December 18, 2022

Nigeria General Elections: February 18, 2023

Djibouti Legislative Elections: February 2023

Nigeria Gubernatorial Elections in Most States: March 2023 (due)

South Sudan General Elections: By March 2023 (tentative)

Sierra Leone Presidential Election: June 24, 2023

Zimbabwe General Elections: July 2023

Eswatini Parliamentary Elections: August 2023 (due)

Gabon Presidential Election: August 2023 (due)

Mauritania Parliamentary Elections: September 2023 (due)

Gabon Legislative Elections: October 2023 (due)

Liberia Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 2023 (due)

Nigeria, Gubernatorial Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States: November 2023 (due)

Madagascar Presidential Election: November 2023 (due)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential and Legislative Elections: December 2023 (due)

Togo Legislative and Regional Elections: December 2023 (due)

Côte d’Ivoire Local Elections: 2023

Mali Presidential and Legislative Elections: TBD, following coup

Chad General Elections: TBD, following coup

Burkina Faso Elections: TBD, following coup

Guinea Elections: TBD, following coup

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Americas This Week: October 1, 2022

Americas Elections Weekly News Review: October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the Americas, usually posted on Saturdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Plaza Mayor in Lima, Peru. Photo credit: Wikimedia/James C. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

Catherine Osborn, Foreign Policy (September 30, 2022): The Battle for Brazil’s Evangelicals: After fueling Bolsonaro’s rise, some are flocking to Lula’s camp with earthly—and heavenly—concerns.

Andrew Downie, The Guardian (September 30, 2022): Brazil’s collective candidacies shake up election: ‘Cast one vote, get five black women’

Sam Forster, Buenos Aires Times (September 29, 2022): What a Lula victory would mean for Argentina – A presidential shake-up in Brazil would have big implications for the country, the region and the Mercosur trade bloc.

Julie Ray, Gallup (September 27, 2022): Economy Looms Large Over Brazil’s Elections

Paulina Villegas and Gabriela Sá Pessoa, Washington Post (September 27, 2022): As Brazil’s election day approaches, fear of violence grows

Ryan Berg and P. Michael McKinley, Americas Quarterly (September 26, 2022): A Strategic Moment for the U.S.-Brazil Relationship

Bryan Harris and Michael Pooler, Financial Times (September 25, 2022): Brazil’s election and the search for an economic revival

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

IFES (October 1, 2022): Elections in Peru: 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections

Andina (September 29, 2022): Peru: Get to know the candidates for Lima Mayor

BN Americas (September 26, 2022): Former interior minister leads Lima mayoral race

Paraguay Presidential Primaries: December 18, 2022, followed by General Elections (presidential, legislative, gubernatorial): April 30, 2022

Reuters (September 29, 2022): Fire at Paraguay election agency kills one; casts doubt on votes

El Salvador Presidential Election: February 2024 (due)

Ailsa Chang, Enrique Rivera, and Ashley Brown, NPR (September 26, 2022): El Salvador’s president has taken over the government and installed martial law

Uruguay General Elections: October 27, 2024

Evan Ellis, Global Americans (September 29, 2022): Uruguay-China Relations and their Free Trade Agreement

Past Americas Elections

Nicaragua General Elections: November 7, 2021

David Agree, Crux (September 29, 2022): Nicaragua president calls church a dictatorship, bishops ‘murderers’

Americas Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Ontario: October 24, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Manitoba: October 26, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Prince Edward Island: November 7, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Saskatchewan: November 9, 2022 (Rural Municipalities – even number divisions)

Canada: Local Elections in Northwest Territories: December 12, 2022

Guyana Local Elections: Overdue (date not set yet – preparations being made)

Paraguay Presidential Primaries: December 18, 2022

Ecuador Regional Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: By February 2023

Grenada General Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential, Legislative, and Gubernatorial Elections: April 30, 2023

Guatemala General Elections: June 2023 (expected)

Guatemala General Election Runoffs: August 2023 (expected)

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Antigua and Barbuda General Elections: By 2023

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

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