national elections

  • June 3, 2014  

    In state-controlled parts of Syria, thousands of voters came out to show support for President Bashar al-Assad, who is overwhelming expected to win the country’s election. However, in Syria’s north and west where rebels hold sway, voting didn’t take place. At one refugee camp in Jordan, displaced Syrians dropped shoes in a symbolic trashcan to demonstrate their disgust. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 26, 2014  

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s presumptive president-elect and billionaire businessman, is not in charge yet, but he has pledged to go after armed separatist fighters and to reunite the badly fractured country. Meanwhile in Donetsk, heavily-armed Pro-Russian militia seized an airport. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Kiev on the challenges ahead. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2014  

    Why did Narendra Modi resonate with so many voters in India’s record-breaking election? Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution join Judy Woodruff for more on his background and his appeal, concerns about whether he will be inclusive and predictions for how he will change India-U.S. relations. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2014  

    Over the course of five weeks, 814 million Indian citizens voted in the world’s largest democratic election to replace the current prime minister, electing Narendra Modi. Many see the success of Modi’s home state as an indication of what he could bring to the rest of the country, but he has also emerged as one of the most polarizing political figures in India. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2007  

    Pakistan awaited a Supreme Court ruling on whether President Pervez Musharraf, who won Saturday’s unofficial vote, can still run while serving as Army chief. A regional expert provides an update on the power struggle. Continue reading