Presidential Election

Nigeria's Elections: Deciding the Fate of a Young Democracy

Chidi Odinkalu | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chidi Odinkalu

Unquestionably the most closely-fought in Nigeria's turbulent history, Nigeria's presidential elections on 28th March offer both promise and peril for Africa's most populous country.

They're Not Beheading or Burning Hostages, but Boko Haram is Striking Just as Much Terror as ISIS

Sophia Eribo | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

Boko Haram may not have produced imagery that has travelled across the media landscape, burning iconic pictures into the minds of those of us in the West. But by interrupting the political process and denying ordinary Nigerians the chance for peace with a delay of even one day, Boko Haram has proven itself just as terrifying.

Silver Lining For Obama In Official Portrait

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The White house has released the second official presidential picture of Barack Obama following his victory in the general election in November. ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 9th November 2012

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 8th November 2012

Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

Obama: The 'Audacity to Hope' Take Two?

Sarah Aston | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

America has voted, Obama's future has been decided, what America needs now is, to quote an old American favourite, 'a little less conversation, a little more action please.

Live Updates From Across US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

The world watches on as America goes to the polls. In what is predicted to be the closest election in recent memory, a deeply divided country must cho...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 7th November 2012

Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

Election Observation: Reinforcing the Democratic Process

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

True democracy is never thrust onto a country; it is something it grows into. Institutions needs to be developed, an independent media fostered, legislation fine-tuned and citizens have to learn how to take part and wield their vote effectively.

The States That Will Decide The US Election..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics

President Barack Obama is the favourite by a knife edge as the clock ticks closer to decision time for Americans - but in many crucial states the Demo...

Events, Dear Boy...

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

The biggest advantage for the incumbent in elections is holding the office. Yes, you have a record that your opponent can bash in every address and, inevitably, something will happen in the course of an election campaign that reflects poorly on your administration. But, as the incumbent you are able to look like you own the position - you aren't running for office. You are the office.

Obama's October Surprise

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Hunkered down just a mile from the White House I can't help but wonder with a little more than a week to go, before Election Day could "Frankenstorm" aka "Sandy" become Obama's "October Surprise" and possibly his Katrina Moment?

Assessing American Power

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

The media has anointed Barack Obama the winner of the most recent and final presidential debate devoted entirely to foreign policy issues. Yet, even though foreign affairs will feature little in the next few weeks, the rest of the world will take stock of Obama's presidency.

Obama V. Romney - The Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Monday night's deciding debate will be the candidate's last chance to shine or collapse in front of an audience of 70 million plus Americans both at home and abroad.

Obama's Challenge

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Mitt Romney's challenge was to re-introduce himself and rise above the bar of expectations on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He clearly exceeded that level of expectation... and then some!

Mitt's Not So Excellent Adventure

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Mitt Romney has established himself as a wealthy and successful businessman in the eyes of the American public. What is not so clear is how he will translate those skills into his ability to be president of the United States of America.

Washington Notebook: The Republican Ragged Race to Tampa

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The Republican four man presidential nomination 'food fight' has come to an end with Rick Santorum's latest impressive wins. 'Rocky' Santorum has managed to muscle this Republican primary bout into a two man slugfest.

The French Are Moving To The Left: Red Scare Or Welcome Back?

The Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Francois Hollande has visited London in an effort to inspire those French voters who have exchanged French statism for British capitalism to vote in t...

New Poll Confirms Gingrich Florida Surge

Posted 25.01.2012 | Home

Newt Gingrich's Republican nomination prospects have surged as a new poll confirmed that victory in the South Carolina primary produced a "big jump" i...

Newt Blow-Out! But Can He Go the Distance?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

Suffering the chants of "Newt Can Win" and "USA USA" all the commentators who thought South Carolina would hand Mitt Romney the brass ring and a ticket to ride to the nomination -- it's time to eat crow!

Movie Star Looks With A Business Brain: Mitt Romney Front-Runner in The Republican Race

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

After winning the New Hampshire Primary, Mitt Romney, is now the front-runner in the race to secure the Republican presidential nomination. However...

Will Ireland Elect a Leprechaun President?

Peter McGuire | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter McGuire

Ask an outsider for a story about Ireland. Invariably, they'll recite that most Irish of clichés: the tale of the leprechaun, the fairy shoemaker, a trickster character with a large horde of gold at the end of the rainbow who promises it all to the naive man, but evades capture and escapes with the loot in the end.