Elections Category

April 10, 2019

Israel Election Live Updates: As Gantz Concedes, Netanyahu Set for Victory

The Blue and White alliance conceded the race on Wednesday, as Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud party was in a better position to form a governing coalition.

April 10, 2019

News Analysis: It’s Netanyahu’s Israel Now

In re-electing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis endorsed a politician who offered himself as the embodiment of stability and military and economic security.

April 4, 2019

We Are Too Weak to Stop Israel

For Palestinians, it doesn’t matter who wins the election there next week.

April 3, 2019

The Ad Campaign: In Israeli Election Ads, to Stir up the Base, Anything Goes

Here are some commercials riling up voters on social media. They are in Hebrew and Arabic, but need no translation.

April 2, 2019

In India Election, False Posts and Hate Speech Flummox Facebook

With as many as 879 million eligible voters set to cast ballots in the coming weeks, Facebook is struggling to cope with the disinformation and hate speech that is circulating online.

April 1, 2019

Erdogan, Turkey’s Leader, Staring at Major Electoral Defeat

Istanbul, the president’s hometown and stronghold, seemed poised to slip through his fingers in municipal elections that signaled a political earthquake.

March 31, 2019

A TV Comedian Could Dominate Ukraine’s Election

Voters crowded into polling stations in a presidential race in which a leading candidate was a 41-year-old who plays a president on television.

March 31, 2019

Zuzana Caputova Is Elected Slovakia’s First Female President

Riding a wave of popular discontent over widespread corruption, she vowed to return a sense of decency to the country’s often toxic political climate.

March 29, 2019

In Ukraine, Russia Tests a New Facebook Tactic in Election Tampering

With Facebook focused on weeding out fake pages, Russian agents are spreading propaganda on the pages of real people willing to sell or rent them out.