Tags: Elections

The Rise and Fall of an Underdog: Nigeria’s Complicated Elections

On Saturday, February 26, Nigerians took to the polls to elect their new leader, in what Al Jazeera called the beginning of a “democratic renaissance.” The West-African country has been cursed with political corruption and economic turmoil since the fall of its military regime in 1999. This year, however, a presidential candidate from an underdog party had emerged, and young voters were hopeful about the election’s result.

Is Trump the 2024 Republican Favorite?

Trump cannot be underestimated. Nevertheless, DeSantis has yet to announce his candidacy officially and the chess board already shows a leveraged position for his gambit towards the nation’s highest office. Governor DeSantis has a better chance than his formidable rival, deserving more than a paltry 1% difference.

What an uncharacteristic election shows about the US

During this year’s November midterm elections, all 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate were re-elected. Voting...

Turn of the cards: Lula from prisoner to president

“There are not two Brazils. We are one country, one people, and one great nation,” Lula claimed in his victory speech last Sunday. The event...

How Much is My Vote Really Worth?

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved election day. Even though I could not vote myself, I remember being 6 years...

Here We Go Again – Kenya’s Main Opposer in the General Elections

Although a democracy, Kenya has had its fair share of elections deemed unjust and fraudulent. More often, those already holding presidential power assist the...

Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote?

In 2007, Austria became the first European country to allow 16-year-olds to vote in every type of election. Since then, other countries such as...

Learning to Fight Seasonal Stress

​​It’s okay if stress looks different this season. When I started writing this article, I certainly did not feel like the most apt person for...

Stork Student Government Writer Analyzes the First 2021 IE Elections Debate Proposals

by Dyanna Rivera With teams already well into the campaign season this year at IE, students are now aware of each team’s key proposals moving...

Team Yellow’s Promises : Then VS Now

By Dyanna Rivera MADRID - In a month filled with midterms, applications and decisions for summer internships, our student government candidates are keeping busy with...

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One of IE’s best elements is its international experience. To the many international students, living abroad in Spain, meeting students from all over the...

BarçaGate: Inside FC Barcelona’s Scandal

On Thursday, March 23, UEFA announced that they would open an investigation into Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona, and what has become known as the “Negreira Case.” The announcement is huge for Spanish soccer and sports in general, and could have dire consequences for the club.

Behind Bars: The Impending Arrest of Former President Trump?

A few weeks ago, as I comfortably scrolled through the news, a certain headline caught my attention—it went along the lines of “Donald Trump...