Does election result in Istanbul breathe new life into Turkish democracy?

What does a (2nd) victory of Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul elections mean for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish politics? Read few comments.

New Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu. Credit:

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Is Jair Bolsonaro a threat to democracy?

Do you think that Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy, as many his critics  claim, or not, and why? What will be his political focus internationally, will his victory, maybe indirectly, contribute to the rise of global authoritarianism, as some observers point out? Read few comments.

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Credit:

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Rigged US election? Really?

Donald Trump is repeatedly saying that elections are rigged, even that Hillary Clinton should not be allowed to run. What is your view on this, is he crossing the line of the democratic process or you see it less dramatic? Read few comments.

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As Hungary’s PM Orban basically rejected liberal democracy, what is his vision?

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How inappropriate is the wiretapping of journalists in the democracy?

As Some Slovak journalist had been allegedly wiretapped by the Military Defense Intelligence I have asked few experts when it could be justified.

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Sao Tome’s Manuel Pinto da Costa: Do old habits die hard?

Once an authoritarian leader, Manuel Pinto da Costa won the presidential election.

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Who is next after Tunisia and Egypt?

Here are some answers.

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