Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:29 PM EST

Elections

Democracy works differently in the various countries. In some countries, the result at the ballot can spark unrest, while in the old democracies of the western world, voters are increasingly tired of the ineffective process involving political parties.

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Articles About Elections

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Smiles After the General Election in Auckland.
New Zealand Labour Party MPs Want Early End To Leadership Crisis: Cunliffe Losing Ground

By IBTimes AU

It is a dilemma when the leader is ready to lead but the party is not and has few alternatives. (3:19 pm)

Protesters take pictures with their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 29, 2014. Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police ba
Hong Kong Protests: US Urges Restraint By Authorities; Supports More Autonomy

By IBTimes AU

China may not like to persist with Hong Kong's One Nation: Two Systems model for long, as it fears such demands from its hinterland. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, CONGRESS

Model Kendall Jenner Arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
Kendall Jenner Calls On Fellow Young Adults To Rock The Vote And Register For The Upcoming US Elections In November

By IBTimes AU

Kendall Jenner follows the footsteps of actress Emma Watson by getting involved in socially relevant issues as she calls young adults to register on rockthevote.com. (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, FASHION WEEK

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Smiles After the General Election in Auckland.
New Zealand PM Suggests Referendum To Change Country’s Flag: Key Wants To Enforce A Kiwi Identity

By IBTimes AU

John Key can be credited with fostering a new brand of Kiwi nationalism. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: SILVER

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Speaks At A Luncheon In Sydney
New Zealand PM John Key To Face Challenge Of Chinese Economic Slowdown In Third Term

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key promises to maintain status quo in terms of the country's economic policies. His third consecutive term under the National Party was not a smooth ride amid a rocky election campaign due to accusations of "dirty politics. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DEUTSCHE BANK

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks by a screen displaying budget numbers during a Capital and Operating Budgets meeting at City Hall in Toronto
Rob Ford's Brother Doug Kicks Off Toronto Mayoral Campaign

By IBTimes AU

Doug Ford, older brother of very sick Mayor Rob of Toronto, is seeking to replace and continue his sibling’s legacy in the mayoral elections on Oct 27. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Australian PM Abbott delivers keynote speech during B20 Summit in Sydney
Australia May Sanction Social Media Websites to Ensure ‘E-safety’ for Children

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government is considering creating the post of a commissioner who will work on children's "E-safety." (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Smiles After the General Election in Auckland.
Kim Dotcom Event Fails Politically: Email Exposure Of PM Turns Dud

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand political scene is getting some spice from Kim Dotcom and his Internet Party (Sep 17)

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo
Scottish Independence: Quebec Keeps Watchful Eye, Seeks Inspiration; Queen, Cameron Caution Scots to Thread Carefully

By IBTimes AU

All eyes are on Scotland's referendum for independence on Thursday. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM

Obama Agrees That Golfing After The Foley Address Was A Mistake

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

US President faced a press barrage about enjoying a golf trip after meeting the Foleys last month. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, CONGRESS