Ecuador held a general election on 7 February 2021 to elect a President, Vice-President and members of the National Assembly.
The House of Commons Library is publishing a series of briefings on international elections. Research will be published soon after elections take place and will provide comprehensive insight and coverage.
Briefings on international elections cover:
- Background to the election
- The context in which the election takes place: what are the main political and economic forces at play?
- Overviews of the major political parties
- Profiles of the main leadership contenders, including their proposed policies and background
- Election results and post-election analysis
- Possible implications for the future
Briefings on elections around the world by the House of Commons Library
Myanmar held a general election on 8 November 2020. The National League for Democracy secured a landslide win but the military later staged a coup.
The United States held an election on Tuesday 3 November 2020. The election is viewed as effectively a referendum on Trump’s presidency and his handling of the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Venezuela held a parliamentary election on Sunday 6 December 2020. Ahead of the election campaign several opposition parties announced they would not participate, declaring the election to be fraudulent and illegitimate.
Côte d’Ivoire held a presidential election on Saturday 31 October 2020. Controversially, incumbent President Alassane Dramane Ouattara was permitted to run for a third consecutive term.
A general election was held on mainland Tanzania and the semi-autonomous Zanzibar on Wednesday 28 October 2020.
Bolivia held elections on Sunday 18 October 2020. These were the first presidential elections since 2002 in which former president Evo Morales did not appear on the ballot.
New Zealand held a General Election on Saturday 17 October 2020. The election was commonly dubbed the “Covid election”, with the coronavirus pandemic the main issue for voters throughout the campaign.
Belarus held a presidential election on Sunday 9 August 2020. There have been allegations of widespread vote-rigging and the opposition has disputed the results.