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Despite some concerns about the election environment, most citizens say they feel “completely free” to vote for the candidate of their choice. Read more
Ivoirians mistrust the Independent Electoral Commission and are concerned about the fairness and security of the election environment. Read more
As Tanzanians prepare to elect their next president, here are their top priorities for government action. Read more
Contrary to theories of democratic governance, voters who receive services are less likely to support the incumbent. Read more
AD49: Guineans confident in their freedom to vote, but not in the fairness of the count
As Guinea approaches its second multiparty presidential election, citizens are divided in their views regarding the direction of the country. Read more
Guinea elections
Tanzania Round 6 summary of results (2014). Read more
Ensuring citizen engagement might boost stagnating anti-corruption efforts. Read more
Almost six of 10 Zambians say elections enable voters to remove leaders who do not do what the people want – almost twice the proportion who held this view in 2005. Read more
Summary of results for the Round 6 survey in Namibia (2014). Read more
Summary of results for the Round 6 survey in Lesotho (2014). Read more