According to DW’s Philipp Lichterbeck, a president who threatens to organize a military coup should face impeachment proceedings.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Just 60 days into his 15-month jail term for contempt of court former South African President, Jacob Zuma, is out on medical parole.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, VP under Zuma, appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Wednesday.
After claiming Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud President, Jair Bolsonaro, hit out a judicial probe into his claims.
Kais Saied has been sacked by Tunisia’s troubled politicians as an experienced outsider despite a landslide in the 2019 presidential.
Zuma’s corruption trial has been postponed until August 10 as it is decided whether he must appear in person or by video from detention.
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s three brothers and two of his nephews now hold key positions in his administration.
During the pandemic, 29%of EU residents sought healthcare from well-connected friends or family, Transparency International survey.
Keiko Fujimori, Peru’s presidential candidate, wants to use legal means to prevent defeat, reminiscing Trump’s unpleasant techniques.
Political ideologies no longer serve any purpose. The democracy refugees are on the road towards autocracy while the earth is suffering from a high fever.