After more than a decade in power, profound divisions within the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) point to a change in government.
With primary elections around the corner and general elections in November 2021, Honduras’ opposition remains bitterly divided. Unless the main blocs react quickly, the incumbent National Party is set to win another 4-year term.
Authorities in Bolivia have postponed general elections until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The presidential contest has turned into a three-way race.
Sunday’s poll confirmed the fragmentation of Peruvian politics and an anti-establishment mood among voters.
The mandate of the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)—the country’s weak but mildly successful anti-graft commission—is set to expire on January 19. Two scenarios emerge, none will result in the strengthening of the MACCIH.
Uruguay’s president-elect, Luis Lacalle Pou, who won a hotly contested election by less than 40,000 votes, will face strong opposition and a fragile government coalition.
Sunday’s presidential elections in Argentina and Uruguay proved democracy is still well and alive in a region where protests are raging, but revealed an anti-incumbent mood in the electorate.