About: electoral fraud

Elections 30-09-2021

France’s Sarkozy likely to avoid jail despite new conviction

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed a one-year prison sentence by a Paris court on Thursday (30 September)  after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing over his failed 2012 re-election bid.
Europe's East 24-02-2021

MEPs ask Charles Michel to mediate in Georgia

A group of MEPs on Tuesday (23 February) have asked European Council President Charles Michel to use his upcoming visit to Georgia to mediate between the government and the opposition, in a bid to appease the “rapidly deteriorating political situation” in the country.
Global Europe 04-01-2021

In recorded call, Trump pressures Georgia official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election

US President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to a recording of the hour-long call published by US media on Sunday (3 January).
Europe's East 03-12-2018

Thousands of Georgians protest ‘stolen election’, urge snap polls

Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday (2 December) against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that threatens to complicate the transition of power in the Western-backed nation.

Romania’s strongman urged to resign with ruling party in free fall

Three former allies of the leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democrats called on him to resign on Wednesday, saying his criminal convictions have become the party’s largest vulnerability ahead of elections in 2019 and 2020.
EU-Africa 14-08-2018

Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."
Development Policy 12-12-2016

EU raises questions over ‘anomalies’ in Gabon vote

Anomalies during Gabon's disputed presidential election "call into question" the outcome of the August vote which saw Ali Bongo reelected, a final report by EU observers said today (12 December).

Parliament debates state of democracy in Bulgaria

The European Parliament debated for nearly two hours yesterday (6 February) the state of democracy in Bulgaria, a country described as the "weak link" in the EU and a threat to European values across the continent.
Europe's East 05-03-2012

Emotional Putin wins election as opposition cries foul

Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia's presidential election yesterday (4 March) and, tears rolling down his cheeks, called his victory a turning point that had prevented the country from falling into the hands of enemies. Not many messages of congratulations arrived, however, as opponents complained of widespread fraud.