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  • Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus

    One of the top candidates for the presidency has recovered from Covid-19.

    BBC News
  • Poles set to vote in postponed presidential election

    Incumbent Andrzej Duda expected to face run-off against liberal mayor of Warsaw Poles will vote on Sunday in a postponed presidential election that will determine whether the ruling rightwing populist party continues to have full control over the country’s political system. Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is standing for re-election in a crowded field of candidates, with the closest challenger expected to be Rafał Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw....

    the Guardian
  • Pandenomics: How open data is guiding public policy

    Generals always fight the last war, runs the military aphorism. Politicians have also drawn heavily from battlefield lexicon in framing the fight against covid-19, but they too are at risk of leaning on outdated concepts and responses based on past crises that bear limited resemblance to the pandemic.  With a vaccine likely to be many

    MIT Technology Review