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  • Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

    International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling.

  • Minority candidates face 'ethnic penalty' in elections, study shows

    Research paints troubling picture of electoral prospects for minority ethnic candidates Black and Asian candidates face an “ethnic penalty” in elections, seeing lower increases in their vote shares than white candidates in the same parties, analysis has revealed. Conservative party candidates can be particularly disadvantaged, meaning minority ethnic candidates may end up contesting only safe seats, the research found – a phenomenon that could drastically limit the spectrum of candidates who...

    the Guardian
  • The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!