Emma Morrison

Can Guyana Escape the Oil Curse? First Election since Major Discovery Suggests No.

Guyana held their first election since the discovery of massive oil reserves on March 2, 2020. With a population of 780,000, the small South American country has had to adjust to their new-found wealth and boost to the economy. (“Guyana’s Dodgy Poll”). Before the election, both major parties, the Partnership for National Unity and the People’s Progressive Party, …

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Change of Election Date in Ethiopia’s First Elections under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

This week, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced the new proposed date of August 18th for the parliamentary and local council elections. The election in August would be the first under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who recently won a Nobel Peace Prize for his peace negotiations with Eritrea and has softened political restrictions …

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