Democracy

  1. Democratic Legitimacy

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    Video caption: Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.

    Combative, provocative and engaging live debate chaired by Michael Buerk. With Mona Siddiqui, Anne McElvoy, Tim Stanley and Matthew Taylor. #moralmaze

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    Video caption: Fixing inequality will fight populism, says Spain’s FM

    We need to look at those who are exploiting and dividing society, says Arancha Gonzalez.

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    Video caption: What do Metro Mayors do?

    Regional restrictions raised the profile of Metro Mayors during the coronavirus pandemic.

  4. Lord Peter Hennessy: Rethinking Democracy

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    Video caption: Historian Peter Hennessy explores how history can help us navigate life after Covid-19.

    The historian Peter Hennessy asks what we might learn from the experience of another hinge moment: 1945, when an exhausted but victorious Britain launched a new social contract.

  5. Jared Diamond: Rethinking A Global Response

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    Video caption: American geographer Diamond asks if democracies are agile enough to do what's needed.

    American geographer and author Diamond asks if democracies are agile enough to do what's needed.

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    Video caption: Belarus protests: Police target female protesters

    Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the capital Minsk and other cities.

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    Video caption: Belarus election: Rubber bullets fired at anti-government protesters

    Thousands protest in Minsk after exit polls announced the re-election of President Lukashenko.

  8. Can e-voting be hacked?

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    Video caption: Half of Estonians vote electronically, but is it secure?

    Half of Estonians vote electronically, but is it safe from cyber-attack?

  9. Prisoners and diaspora allowed to vote in Ugandan election

    Patricia Oyella

    BBC News, Uganda

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    Image caption: Prisoners' right to vote differs around the world

    The High Court in Uganda has ruled that prisoners and citizens in the diaspora should be allowed to participate in elections.

    Lawyer Stephen Kalali filed the petition two years ago and the ruling was delivered on Wednesday.

    He argued that excluding these two groups was a violation of their fundamental rights.

    The electoral commission had argued that there was no legal framework which provided for voting while in the diaspora and in places of confinement.

    The judge however said that by excluding these categories of people from voting, the Electoral Commission was acting contrary to the fundamental rights and freedoms in the constitution.

    Uganda is due to hold a general election in 2021.

    The coronavirus pandemic has already heavily affected the preparation for that election, with mass rallies banned.

  10. Peter Macfadyen and rebuilding democracy

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    Video caption: Peter Macfadyen tells Helen Lewis his method for rebuilding democracy from the ground up.

    The sometime gardener, undertaker and former mayor of Frome Peter Macfadyen on how he and a group of independents took over their town council and pioneered a new kind of politics.

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    Video caption: Welsh Government plans would give prisoners the vote

    Prisoners serving less than four years would be able to vote in local elections from 2022.