Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
Who is likely to become France’s next president? With the first round of the elections set to take place on April 23, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the current situation.
In this Editor’s Forum, we asked our editors their view on voting: In light of the American elections, its resulting outcry, and its 49% silent, is the vote the best representation of democracy today? Why so?