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Catalonia's Independence
28 | March | 2018

With the controversial referendum for Catalan Independence set for the 1st of October, tensions are rising between central and regional governments, sparked by the prohibition of the ballot on the grounds of unconstitutionality, the confiscation of electoral material and the police reinforcements.  


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Presidential election in Kenya
20 | March | 2018

The presidential elections in Kenya, on August 8th, were considered fraudulent by the Supreme Court. As a result, the suffrage was repeated on the 26th October, and the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won again, with a percentage of 98.26 of the votes. President's Kenyatta major opponent, Raila Odinga, redraw from the contest, called for an electoral boycott and contested the new results of the ballots,but the Supreme Court validated the results.

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Germany: coalition agreement
| March | 2018

On February 7th, 5 months after the elections for the German Parliament, CDU/CSU and SPD have reached a coalition agreement for the formation of a new government, bringing relief to national institutions and Europe. Nevertheless, the long and difficult period of talks and  losses in the federal elections, led to an heated debate on the future of the two main parties and their leaderships.

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Zimbabwe: factional war of susccession
18 | March | 2018

On November 15th, there was a pacific military coup leading to the resignation of Robert Mugabe, then President of Zimbabwe, for the last 37 years. The liberation war veterans were the perpetrators due to an increasing competition in the dominant-party ZANU-PF. Behind it, there is a dissatisfaction with the removal of former Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and the rise of the First lady Grace Mugabe as a potential successor.

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