A wide range of African countries face pivotal presidential elections in the coming years—each with significant implications for democratic consolidation and economic transformation within their borders and beyond. This new Carnegie initiative aims to provide insights into the evolving factors that will shape these elections, ranging from technological advances and changing youth demographics to rising economic pressures. Jointly led by Carnegie’s Africa Program and Democracy, Conflict and Governance Program, the project also will analyze how these elections’ outcomes may shape governance pathways on the continent.

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