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Namibia held both Presidential and parliamentary elections on 28th November 2014.

 

Parliamentary elections were held in Sao Tome and Principe on 12th October 2014.The 55-member parliament is Unicameral and uses a proportional system with closed party lists.[1]

 

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[1]. On May 21st, South Africans elected female politician, Baleka Mbete as speaker of the National Assembly for a five-years term. 

 

Mauritania headed to the polls on June 21st to elect a new President for a five-year term. Lalla Mariem Mint Moulaye Idriss was the only woman candidate in these presidential elections.

Parliamentary elections were held in Libya on the 25th of June 2014. This marks the third election in the post-revolutionary era and the Arab Spring revolution.

 

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.[1]

Egyptians will go to the polls for the first round of Presidential Elections on the 26th and 27th May 2014 to elect a new President for a four year term.The country has been going through political turmoil ever since the removal of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 following the Arab Spring Revolution. It is important to note that through the events that brought about the Arab Spring Revolution to the ouster of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, Egyptians have constantly struggled to build a new democratic state[1].

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.[1]The president is elected for a 5 year term.

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