Americas This Week: September 24, 2022

Americas Elections Weekly News Review: September 24, 2022

September 24, 2022

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

Bairro Adrianópolis in Manaus, Brazil. Photo credit: Wikimedia/TV Em Tempo Online – Youtube (CC BY 3.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

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

Igor Patrick, The Diplomat (September 24, 2022): Brazil’s China-Heavy Election: China is now a topic of electoral debate in Brazil from all sides of the ideological spectrum.

Lisandra Paraguassu and Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters (September 23, 2022): U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

Foreign Policy (September 22, 2022): Why Beijing Wants Bolsonaro to Win

Lisandra Paraguassu, Reuters (September 20, 2022): Brazil’s Lula to meet with top U.S. diplomat as election nears

Chase Harrison, AS/COA (September 21, 2022): Explainer: Brazil’s 2022 General Election

Diana Roy, Council on Foreign Relations (September 19, 2022): Brazil’s Global Ambitions: Brazil has long sought a greater role on the world stage, butpolitical upheaval and other enduring challenges have complicated its efforts.

Crux (September 17, 2022): Clergy take sides in Brazil’s presidential election

Sam Meredith, CNBC (September 14, 2022): Brazil’s polarized election campaign sees ex-leader Lula on the cusp of a remarkable comeback

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

BN Americas (September 15, 2022): Peru’s 2022 local elections: Mining regions in the spotlight

El Salvador Presidential Election: February 2024 (due)

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald (September 22, 2022): Salvadoran leader’s illegal bid for reelection a sign of region’s spreading authoritarian virus

Al Jazeera (September 16, 2022): El Salvador’s Bukele says he will seek re-election despite ban: Experts say President Nayib Bukele’s move would violate at least four articles of El Salvador’s constitution.

Mexico General Elections: July 2024 (due)

Whitney Eulich, Christian Science Monitor (September 22, 2022): Trust in elections: Mexico shows how fast it can be lost – and regained

David Agren, Financial Times (September 19, 2022): López Obrador splits Mexico’s opposition with plan to boost military

AFP (September 17, 2022): Election warm-up could open way to Mexico’s first woman president

Stratfor (September 16, 2022): A Fracture in Mexico’s Opposition Coalition Will Boost the Government of Lopez Obrador

Venezuela Presidential Election: Due in 2024

John Polga-Hecimovich, GIS Reports (September 14, 2022): Nicolas Maduro strengthens his hold over Venezuela

Adriana Boersner Herrera, Global Americans (September 13, 2022): What is Nicolás Maduro’s Foreign Policy?

Canada Federal Elections: October 20, 2025 (due – earlier election possible)

Maura Forrest, Politico (September 21, 2022): If not now, when can Canadians expect an election? The current Parliament could last until 2025, but insiders and observers say it likely won’t.

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press (September 20, 2022): Poilievre narrow second to Trudeau as preferred prime minister, poll finds

Antigua and Barbuda Referendum on Becoming a Republic: By 2025 (announced)

Hamdi Alkhshali, Jennifer Deaton and Tara John, CNN (September 11, 2022): Antigua and Barbuda to vote on whether to remove British monarch as head of state, PM says

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

Evan Dyer, CBC News (September 22, 2022): As gang violence consumes Haiti, donor nations — Canada included — seem reluctant to get involved

Caitlin Hu and Etant Dupain, CNN (September 15, 2022): ‘We are not here forever,’ says UN as Haiti searches for path to election

Past Americas Elections

Colombia Presidential Runoff: June 19, 2022

Jam Martínez Ahrens and Juan Esteban Lewin, El País (September 19, 2022): An interview with Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s former president

Global Americans (September 16, 2022): Petro Expects to Become Latin America’s Leader. Expect Bumps Along the Way.

Andrew F. Quinlan, Inside Sources (September 14, 2022): Will Colombia Turn Back Before It’s Too Late?

Costa Rica Presidential Runoff: April 3, 2022

Reuters (September 21, 2022): Costa Rican lawmakers investigate president’s campaign financing

Nicaragua General Elections: November 7, 2021

Lisa Schlein, Voice of America (September 15, 2022): UN Report Cites Nicaragua’s Clampdown on Democratic Freedoms

Regional Analysis

Yannik John, Global Americans (September 22, 2022): Pink Tide 2.0? The Same Trap Awaits

Eduardo Porter, Bloomberg (September 20, 2022): Latin America’s Incoming ‘Pink Tide’ Suffers From Rosy Nostalgia

Cam McMillan, Real Clear Defense (September 19, 2022): There’s a Battle Between Autocracy and Democracy in America’s Backyard and Democracy Is Losing

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)

Ecuador Regional Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: By February 2023

Grenada General Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential and Legislative Elections: April 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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Asia This Week: September 23, 2022

Asia Elections Weekly News Review: September 23, 2022

September 23, 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.

Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Bijay Chaurasia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Upcoming Asia/Pacific Elections

New Zealand Local Elections: October 8, 2022

Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg (September 15, 2022): Jacinda Ardern’s Feted Covid Response Could Yet Be Her Undoing

Nick Perry, AP (September 12, 2022): New Zealand PM says no republic plan following queen’s death

Nepal General and Provincial Elections: November 20, 2022

Sovit Subedi and Bishnu Adhikari, DevPolicy Blog (September 21, 2022): Nepal’s 2022 elections: a step towards democratic consolidation?

Purushottam Poudel, Kathmandu Post (September 19, 2022): Will Hinduism be an agenda in the upcoming elections? While events in India will have an impact, religion is as yet not a big vote-puller in Nepal.

Purushottam Poudel, Kathmandu Post (September 12, 2022): Visiting Chinese Speaker may have speculations of left unity to shrug off: Even in the past, China has clearly expressed its wish for a strong and united communist party in Nepal.

Taiwan Local Elections: November 26, 2022

Courtney Donovan Smith, Taiwan News (September 13, 2022): If this year’s Taiwan elections were normal, KMT would win big, but this year is strange

Thompson Chau, Nikkei Asia (September 13, 2022): Cyber warfare: China attacks force Taiwan to bolster defenses

India, State Elections in Himachal Pradesh: November 2022 (due)

Kavita Chowdhury, The Diplomat (September 12, 2022): Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?

Thailand General Elections: By March 23, 2023 (earlier elections possible)

Council on Foreign Relations (September 15, 2022): Thailand Simmers on the Edge: Thailand’s political environment is tense in the run-up to the 2023 national elections.

Voice of America (September 14, 2022): Thailand Court Set to Rule on PM Prayuth’s Tenure on Sept. 30

Reuters (September 12, 2022): Thai opinion poll shows majority want an early election

Malaysia General Elections and State Elections: May 2023 (due – general elections likely to be called earlier)

AP (September 22, 2022): Malaysia’s Anwar: Opposition has ‘fair chance’ to win polls

Stratfor (September 21, 2022): What Early Elections in Malaysia Would Mean for the Prime Minister and Ruling Party

Eric Martin, Bloomberg (September 11, 2022): Malaysia Trade Chief Says Economy Needs to Recover Before Polls

Cambodia Parliamentary Elections: July 30, 2023 (due)

Sokunthea Hong, Radio Free Asia (September 23, 2022): PM Hun Sen’s United Nations appearance draws Cambodian diaspora protest

Union of Catholic Asian News (September 20, 2022): Cambodia’s shrinking civic freedoms slammed: The Hun Sen regime’s persecution of activists, trade union activists, the opposition and others must end, CIVICUS says

Sebastian Strangio, The Diplomat (September 16, 2022): Cambodia Opens Third Mass Trial of Opposition Activists

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

Sebastian Strangio, The Diplomat (September 15, 2022): Myanmar Junta Chief Airs Postponement of Sham Election: The military government is pinning its political hopes on a state-managed election next year, but it is unclear if it can be held in the current political conditions.

Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections: December 2023 (due)

Sohini Bose, Observer Research Foundation (September 15, 2022): Will Sheikh Hasina’s foreign policy boost her re-election bid? The ‘India factor’ has played an undeniable role in the Awami League’s past electoral triumphs.

Shafi Md Mostofa, The Diplomat (September 9, 2022): Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to Delhi Disappoints Bangladesh

Indonesia Presidential and Legislative Elections: February 14, 2024 and Provincial Elections: November 27, 2024

Financial Times (September 20, 2022): Indonesia’s unexpected success story: The economy is prospering despite the sense of crisis elsewhere but the country’s politics could become more unstable

Faris Mokhtar, Bloomberg (September 14, 2022): Jokowi Could Run for Vice President in Indonesia’s 2024 Election

Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations (September 13, 2022): Prabowo Subianto and Indonesia’s Next Presidential Election

Solomon Islands General Elections: April 2024 (delayed)

Damien Cave, New York Times (September 12, 2022): Solomon Islands’ leader, a friend of China, gets an election delayed

Sri Lanka Presidential Election: September 2024 and Parliamentary Elections: August 2025 (snap elections possible)

The Diplomat (September 20, 2022): Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.

Past Asia/Pacific Elections

Japan, Gubernatorial Election in Okinawa: September 11, 2022

Jiji (September 11, 2022): Anti-U.S. base incumbent Gov. Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa vote

Reuters (September 11, 2022): Okinawa voters re-elect opposition-backed governor, media report

Australia General Elections: May 21, 2022

Rod McGuirk, AP (September 11, 2022): Australia’s PM says referendum on republic not his priority

Philippines General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, and Local): May 9, 2022

Dwight De Leon, Rappler (September 20, 2022): House approves postponement of barangay, SK elections on final reading

Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch (September 20, 2022): As Philippines’ Marcos Speaks Before UN, a Few Reminders

Reuters (September 13, 2022): Philippines President Marcos defends father’s martial law legacy

Hong Kong Chief Executive Election: May 8, 2022 (indirect)

Hillary Leung, Hong Kong Free Press (September 19, 2022): Hong Kong’s number 2 official appointed as chair of election candidate vetting committee: The Candidate Eligibility Review Committee was introduced as part of a sweeping electoral overhaul to ensure that only “patriots” can participate in politics in Hong Kong.

Regional Analysis

John R. Bolton, Washington Post (September 12, 2022): As China targets the South Pacific, the U.S. urgently needs to push back

Asia/Pacific Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Japan, Gubernatorial Election in Okinawa: September 11, 2022

Nauru Parliamentary Elections: September 24, 2022

New Zealand Local Elections: October 8, 2022

Vanuatu Snap Elections: October 13, 2022

Australia, Tasmania Local Elections: October 25, 2022

Timor-Leste Local Elections: October 2022 (due)

Fiji Parliamentary Elections: November 2022 (due)

Taiwan Local Elections: November 26, 2022

India, State Elections in Himachal Pradesh: November 2022 (due)

Australia, South Australia Local Elections; November 11, 2022

Australia, Victoria State Elections: November 26, 2022

India, State Elections in Gujarat: December 2022 (due)

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

Thailand General Elections: By March 23, 2023 (earlier elections possible)

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

Micronesia Parliamentary Elections: March 7, 2023

Malaysia General Elections and State Elections: May 2023 (due – general elections likely to be called earlier)

India, State Elections in Karnataka: May 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)

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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Eurasia This Week: September 22, 2022

Eurasia Elections Weekly News Review: September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

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

The Cathedral of St. Sophia in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Miraceti (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Upcoming Eurasia Elections

Kazakhstan Snap Presidential Election: November 20, 2022 and Snap Parliamentary Elections: Early 2023

Reuters (September 21, 2022): Kazakh leader calls snap presidential election on Nov.20

Temur Umarov, Carnegie Endowment (September 15, 2022): Kazakhstan’s Snap Presidential Election: A Shot at Democratization?

Catherine Putz, The Diplomat (September 14, 2022): Nur-Sultan No More and Kazakh Tinkering With Presidential Terms: Kazakhstan is to introduce a single seven-year presidential term and revert the capital’s name to “Astana.”

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Alexander Tanas, Reuters (September 18, 2022): Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Moldova

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

Anisha Kohli, Time (September 22, 2022): What the ‘Sham’ Referenda in Russian-Controlled Ukraine Could Mean for Both Countries

UK Government (September 22, 2022): Planned elections in Ukraine are a sham and invasion is failing: UK statement to the OSCE

Paul Dallison, Politico (September 20, 2022): Separatists in Ukraine’s Donbas to hold votes on joining Russia: Ballots come as Ukraine’s military pushes back Kremlin’s troops.

Past Eurasia Elections

Russia Regional Elections (some regions): September 11, 2022

AP (September 12, 2022): Pro-Kremlin candidates win all 14 Russian governorships

Thomas Kika, Newsweek (September 11, 2022): Russia Holds ‘Totally Senseless’ Election as Troops Retreat in Ukraine

Mike Eckel, RFE/RL (September 9, 2022): Don’t Mention The War? In Russian Regional Voting, Glimpses Of A Closing Society

Eurasia Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Russia Regional Elections (some regions): September 11, 2022

Turkmenistan Parliamentary and Local Elections: March 2023 (due)

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

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Europe This Week: September 21, 2022

Europe Elections Weekly News Review: September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

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

The Opera in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Krm500 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upcoming Europe Elections

Czech Republic Local and Partial Senate Election: September 23 and 24, 2022

Aneta Zachová, Euractiv (September 19, 2022): Czech nationalists, populists dominate opinion polls

Italy Snap Parliamentary Elections: September 25, 2022

Gildas Le Roux, AFP (September 22, 2022): Five Things To Know About Italy Ahead Of Elections

Elettra Ardissino and Erik Jones, Foreign Affairs (September 21, 2022): Italy’s Election Paradox: Why America and the EU Should Root for a Far-Right Populist

Latvia Parliamentary Elections: October 1, 2022

Baltic Times (September 14, 2022): Most Latvians would like new people to come to power after elections – poll

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 2, 2022

RFE/RL (September 21, 2022): Dodik Travels To Moscow For Meeting With Putin Ahead Of Elections

bne IntelliNews (September 20, 2022): Bosnia’s Dodik gets a warm welcome in Moscow

Maja Bjelos, War on the Rocks (September 15, 2022): Only Democracy Can Bring Stability to the Balkans

Majda Ruge, European Council on Foreign Relations (September 13, 2022): The past and the furious: How Russia’s revisionism threatens Bosnia

Aleksandar Brezar, Euronews (September 12, 2022): Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing concern in Bosnia. Here’s why

Bulgaria Snap Elections: October 2, 2022

Krassen Nikolov, Euractiv (September 21, 2022): Bulgarian election woes leave power to president

Austria Presidential Election: October 9, 2022

The Local (September 18, 2022): Van der Bellen could avoid run-off in presidential election as still strong favourite: poll

Slovakia Local and Regional Elections: October 29, 2022

AP (September 20, 2022): Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Slovak Spectator (September 12, 2022): Slovakia will hold opposition-initiated referendum

Cyprus Presidential Election: February 5, 2023

Costas Constantinou, Jerusalem Post (September 11, 2022): How upcoming Cypriot elections could affect Israel

Montenegro Presidential Election: April 2023 (due)

Zoran Radosavljevic, Euractiv (September 21, 2022): Montenegro on verge of snap election after president rejects proposed PM

Samir Kajosevic, Balkan Insight (September 20, 2022): Montenegrin President Proposes Election in Absence of New Majority

RFE/RL (September 16, 2022): Montenegrin President Djukanovic Defends Record, Offshore Holdings

Poland Parliamentary and Local Elections: By November 11, 2023

Slawomir Sierakowski, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (September 20, 2022): What’s behind Poland’s reparation debate?

Jo Harper, Anadolu News (September 15, 2022): Polish opposition to support German reparation demands if it wins 2023 elections

Aleks Szczerbiak, Financial Times (September 8, 2022): Endless frictions with Brussels risk fuelling Euroscepticism in Poland: Rule of law disputes cause many Poles to suspect the EU of favouring the opposition over the ruling Law and Justice party

Past Europe Elections

Sweden Parliamentary and Local Elections: September 11, 2022

Sam Meredith, CNBC (September 15, 2022): Right-wing parties win Swedish election in historic political overhaul

Hungary Parliamentary Elections: April 3, 2022

Tristan Bove, Fortune (September 19, 2022): The EU is trying to cut off billions in funding for one of Putin’s last remaining European allies

Lorne Cook, AP (September 15, 2022): EU lawmakers declare that Hungary is no longer a democracy

Europe Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Czech Republic Local and Partial Senate Election: September 23 and 24, 2022

Italy Snap Parliamentary Elections: September 25, 2022

Latvia Parliamentary Elections: October 1, 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 2, 2022

Bulgaria Snap Elections: October 2, 2022

Austria Presidential Election: October 9, 2022

Germany, Lower Saxony State Elections: October 9, 2022

Slovenia Presidential and Local Elections: October 23, 2022

Slovakia Local and Regional Elections: October 29, 2022

Czech Republic Presidential Election: By January 2023

Austria, Lower Austria State Elections: January 2023 (due)

Cyprus Presidential Election: February 5, 2023

Monaco Parliamentary Elections: February 5, 2023

Austria, Tyrol State Elections: February 2023 (due)

Estonia General Elections: By March 5, 2023

Netherlands Provincial Council and Water Authority Elections: March 2023 (due)

Austria, Carinthia State Elections: March 2023 (due)

Finland Parliamentary Elections: April 2, 2023 (snap elections possible)

Montenegro Presidential Election: April 2023 (due)

Austria, Salzburg State Elections: April 2023 (due)

Spain Local Elections and Various Regional Elections: May 28, 2023

Germany, Bremen State Elections: May 14, 2023

Germany, Local Elections in Schleswig-Holstein: May 14, 2022

Greece Local Elections: May 2023 (due)

Latvia Indirect Presidential Election: May 2023 (due)

Denmark General Elections: By June 4, 2023

Luxembourg Local Elections: June 2023

Greece Parliamentary Elections: By August 6, 2023

Norway Local Elections: September 2023

Switzerland Federal Parliamentary Elections: October 2023 (due)

Luxembourg General Elections: October 2023

Bulgaria Local Elections: October 2023

Germany, Hesse and Bavaria State Elections: October 2023 (due)

Finland, Åland Elections: By October 2023

Poland Parliamentary and Local Elections: By November 11, 2023

Spain General Elections: By December 10, 2023 (snap elections possible)

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Middle East This Week: September 20, 2022

Middle East Elections Weekly News Review: September 21, 2022

September 20, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the greater Middle East and North Africa, usually posted on Tuesdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Manama, Bahrain. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Ahmed Rabea (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Upcoming Middle East Elections

Kuwait Snap Parliamentary Elections: September 29, 2022

The New Arab (September 13, 2022): Six detained over ‘vote-buying’ suspicions in Kuwait ahead of parliamentary elections

Ismaeel Naar, The National UAE (September 8, 2022): Kuwait elections: 376 candidates seek votes for 50-seat parliament

Ahmed Hagagy, Reuters (September 7, 2022): Kuwait’s long-time parliament speaker bows out of Sept. elections

Lebanon Indirect Presidential Election: October 31, 2022 (due), following Parliamentary Elections: May 15, 2022

Edward Gabriel and Paul Salem, The Hill (September 7, 2022): In Lebanon, the next six months will shape the next six years

Israel Snap Parliamentary Elections: November 1, 2022

Joseph Krauss, AP (September 16, 2022): Arab bloc splits ahead of Israeli elections in November

Maayan Lubell, Reuters (September 15, 2022): Israel’s election campaign kicks off, polls predict further deadlock

Gerald M. Feierstein and Yoel Guzansky, Middle East Institute (September 14, 2022): Two years on, what is the state of the Abraham Accords?

Simcha Pasko, i24 News (September 11, 2022): Explainer: A timeline of Israel’s elections 2019-2022 (Part 1)

Bahrain Parliamentary Elections: November 12, 2022

Burak Dag, Anadolu Agency (September 9, 2022): Bahrain to hold parliamentary elections on Nov. 12: Bahrainis will choose the 40 members of its Council of Representatives

Tunisia Early Legislative Elections: December 17, 2022

Al Jazeera (September 19, 2022): Tunisian authorities summon Ennahdha leaders for questioning

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, AP (September 16, 2022): Tunisian president trims parties’ powers ahead of elections

Reuters (September 15, 2022): Tunisian president issues new electoral law ahead of parliament elections in December -official gazette

Stratfor (September 14, 2022): Tunisia: Increased Migrant Landings in Italy Reflect Worsening Economic Conditions

AFP (September 7, 2022): Tunisia opposition to boycott polls, slams electoral law written ‘by president alone’

Turkey Presidential and Legislative Elections: By June 18, 2023

Burak Ünveren, DW (September 14, 2022): Turkey’s opposition desperately seeks an electable leader

Daren Butler and Birsen Altayli, Reuters (September 8, 2022): Turkey’s kingmaker party keeps options open ahead of Erdogan’s election test

Pakistan General Elections: By October 12, 2023

Asif Shahzad, Reuters (September 8, 2022): Pakistan court to indict ex-PM Khan for contempt of court – lawyer

Islamuddin Sajid, Anadolu Agency (September 8, 2022): Pakistan postpones by-elections due to devastating floods

AP (September 7, 2022): Rallies Show Pakistan’s Ex-PM Khan Remains Political Force

Iraq Snap Parliamentary Elections: TBD, following chaos in the wake of October 2021 elections

Alannah Travers, Al Jazeera (September 20, 2022): Young Iraqi activists despair as political crisis continues

Dana Taib Meny, The New Arab (September 16, 2022): Iraqi politicians to seek Shia cleric Sadr’s consent to form a government

Haley Bobseine, Middle East Institute (September 15, 2022): Iraq: A crisis of elite, consensus-based politics turns deadly

Sinan Mahmoud, The National UAE (September 13, 2022): Iraq’s political rivals line up meeting to end impasse over forming new government

International Crisis Group (September 9, 2022): Iraq’s Political Crisis, Moqtada al-Sadr and a Divided Shia House

Mina Aldroubi, The National UAE (September 7, 2022): Iraq’s political deadlock may not be solved by early elections, experts warn

AP (September 7, 2022): Iraq top court says it can’t dissolve parliament amid crisis

Libya Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Overdue

Edith M. Lederer, AP (September 14, 2022): UN chief: Libya’s rivals must keep peace and hold elections

Middle East Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Kuwait Snap Parliamentary Elections: September 29, 2022

Libya Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Overdue

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Parliamentary Elections: October 1, 2022 (delays possible)

Lebanon Indirect Presidential Election (by parliament): October 31, 2022

Israel Snap Parliamentary Elections: November 1, 2022

Bahrain Parliamentary Elections: November12,  2022

Tunisia Early Legislative Elections: December 17, 2022

Turkey Presidential and Legislative Elections: By June 18, 2023

Pakistan General Elections: By October 12, 2023

Israel Local Elections: October 2023

Oman Consultative Assembly Elections: October 2023

United Arab Emirates Federal National Council Elections: October 2023 (indirect elections, advisory body with limited powers)

Egypt Local Elections: Due and discussed, but not scheduled

Oman Local Elections: Due, but postponed due to COVID-19

Palestinian Authority Presidential and Legislative Elections: Long overdue, postponed yet again, no date set

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