Mozambique heads to the polls on October 15th , 2014 to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. This is the fifth election in the country since the end of the civil war in 1992.
On May 7th 2014, South Africans elected a new National Assembly. It was the fifth election held in South Africa under conditions of universal adult suffrage since the end of the apartheid era and also the first held since the death of Nelson Mandela. On May 21st, South Africans elected female politician, Baleka Mbete as speaker of the National Assembly for a five-years term.
Guinea-Bissau held its long awaited presidential elections on April 13, 2014. Due to no candidates winning absolute majority, a second round was held on May 18. There were no female candidates in these elections.
Malawians went to the polls on May 20th to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. This is the first tripartite election in the history of the country with the presidential, parliamentary and local elections all being held concurrently.
Algerians will be heading to the polls on the 17th of April 2014 to vote in Presidential Elections. The country experienced widespread protests in 2011 and has been going through political turmoil since the Arab Spring revolution, which further inspired the protests and call for change.The president is elected for a 5 year term.