About his children, Vladimir Putin only states he has two daughters. Every time they emerge, it creates an unusual wink-and-nod.
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.
Menace Of Hereditary Monarchy Descends Upon Africa
In a growing number of African countries, there are attempts to perpetuate the power of long-dominant families.
Is Cameroon’s Dictator Paul Biya Preparing Son To Rule Next?
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.
American Tradition of Widows Following Their Husbands To Congress
A new report shows that 48 widows have either been appointed of elected to Congress to fill vacancies left by passing husbands.
Don’t Do the Daley Clan in Chicago Again
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’s Son-in-law Resigns After Nepotism Claims
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 Causes of Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis Are Politically Rooted
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.
Turkmenistan’s latest fake election used to spotlight president’s son
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov won presidential vote last year with a scandalous vote of more than 97 percent
Raul Castro’s daughter could be Cuba’s next president
Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Raul Castro, has been nominated as a deputy for Parliament
Book Exposes World of the Sons of the North Korean Elite
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.