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Curse of the Vice Presidency

What’s a VP got to do with it?

Argentina has a long history of troubled relations between its presidents and vice presidents. Examples date back to 1959, when Alejandro Gómez resigned from Arturo Frondizi’s administration amid rumors he was plotting a coup against Mr. Frondizi, and includes the infamously strained relationship between Julio Cobos and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during her first term as president, from 2007 to 2011.

Russia’s Super-Important Nonelections

Photo: An elderly man holds a banner at a rally with a photo of opposition politician Lyubov Sobol being detained. Source: Shutterstock.


The Moscow City Council election would normally be a dull affair that few voters cared about. But this year’s election is already hot. A number of prospective candidates claim they have been illegally denied their right to run. The authorities threaten the malcontents with prosecution. Opposition activists, in turn, stage rallies and plan to do more.

One-Party Majority: Just Another Victory for Zelenskyy


Rearranging the Elite Landscape: Parliamentary Elections and New Political Cleavages in Ukraine


Ukraine has reached the midpoint of a super-election year. With the somewhat surprising outcome of the presidential elections now in the rear-view mirror, the electorate is preparing for snap parliamentary elections on July 21. And with the elections have come a rearrangement of the political elite landscape in Ukraine and new political cleavages, which are expected to be on display in the upcoming Rada elections.

The Hispanic Vote: Moving Beyond the Campaign Trail

If you were curious about the significance of the Hispanic vote in 2020, the various efforts to speak Spanish at the first democratic debates is a good indication. The use of Spanish is just one way candidates are trying to attract Hispanic voters, and this year these strategies are especially important.

Infographic: AMLO after One Year