Russia – Signs of Discontent ahead of Elections

Parliamentary elections will be held in less than six months, and President Vladimir Putin is intent on ensuring that the campaign season does not bring a repeat of the anti-government protests that erupted ahead of the last elections in 2011. Toward the end, the date for the vote has been brought Read Entire Entry

Iran – Elections Boost Reformists

In late February, voters went to the polls for elections to fill the 290 seats in the unicameral parliament and to choose the 88 members of the Assembly of Experts, the body responsible for choosing Iran’s supreme leader. Incomplete results indicate that reformist allies of President Hassan Read Entire Entry