Egypt’s electoral system, which favors individual candidates and parties designed to increase Sisi's populist appeal, will sideline pro-democracy parties.
A disillusioned faction within Nidaa Tounes is drawing on distrust of leftist and conservative leadership to seek more influence in the party.
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s lofty position may not outlast his father’s reign.
Contentious politics in a strong, empowered parliament could help Tunisia prevent the consolidation of political power in the executive branch.
Turkey’s general elections show the HDP successfully broadened its voter base, but it is unclear how this will affect negotiations to form a parliamentary coalition.
Local and international interest in the trials of Qaddafi-era figures has waned amid ongoing issues regarding transparency, access, and legal representation.
The Bouteflika regime hopes recent cabinet reshuffles will distract Algerians from fundamental political and economic issues.
Although the Moroccan far left recognizes that boycotting elections will marginalize them further, their anticipated participation is unlikely to secure them any gains.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is broadening its mission and moving slowly down the same road taken earlier by Fatah and then Hamas.
Despite new amendments, Egypt’s revised electoral law falls short of introducing reforms to ensure a fair voter representation and a more pluralistic and accountable political system.