In a growing number of African countries, there are attempts to perpetuate the power of long-dominant families.
Nepotism articles on Democracy Chronicles
Favoritism granted in politics to relatives regardless of merit. Nepotism is found in the fields of politics, entertainment, business and religion. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
There is growing speculation about Cameroon’s Paul Biya preparing son to rule next. Biya, 88, in office since 1982, ends latest term in 2025.
A new report shows that 48 widows have either been appointed of elected to Congress to fill vacancies left by passing husbands.
Bill’s father, Richard J. Daley, was the longest-serving Chicago mayor ever, serving from 1955 to 1976. That record was beaten by Bill’s brother, Richard M. Daley, who ran the city from 1989 to 2011.
Iran President Rouhani’s son-in-law resigned just two days after his appointment as head of Iran’s geological survey sparked accusations of nepotism.
The economic crisis has its origin in pre-existing pathologies inside the political system over the last three decades so that a true recovery will require much more than wise economic management.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov won presidential vote last year with a scandalous vote of more than 97 percent
Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Raul Castro, has been nominated as a deputy for Parliament
That said, Ms. Kim’s book is one of the most insightful reads a NK buff can use to explore from an armchair. Published in 2014, it could have been written yesterday, nothing has changed.
How did it happen that the such a good proportion of leaders of Europe have no biological children?