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Has the effect of crises on leaders' approval ratings been researched?

In the last few weeks, the leaders of practically every country I've looked at have seen their approval ratings improve significantly. An obvious conclusion to draw is that this is due to the COVID-19 ...
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Why isn't Lebanon able to fight corruption, although there's some honest judges (if we assume there is) [closed]

Many Lebanese are corrupt, if not all, and there're many corruption cases, where some politicians have their hand in it and there's evidence against them. What makes some honest judges stay silent, ...
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Why does US tend to have rather old leaders (> 60) while more and more European countries have young ones (<40)?

This questions deals with the age of presidential candidates in US. The most upvoted answer argues that: The main reason is simply that president of the US is the very top position that can be ...
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Is there an European precedent for all coalition in power parties being led by women + female PM?

Not sure if this is more fit on History, but Finland politics offered an interesting situation - all coalition parties are led by women: Social Democratic Party - Sanna Marin Centre Party - Katri ...
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What are the perceived benefits of letting public party members vote directly for the party leader?

In Australia we vote for local members who are usually representatives of a political party, and the elected candidates then become Members of Parliament (MPs) who choose their party leader, usually ...
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Is a low popularity of a political party leader typically used as a reason for asking to resign within Western democracies?

Recently, the main Romanian party in power had another internal issue when some important persons asked its leader to resign via an open letter: Top politicians in Romania’s ruling Social Democrats ...
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What is the significance of the people standing behind the speaker?

I've always wondered about why there sometimes a crowd is visible behind a public speaker such as a politician. It seems to be a predominantly American thing, especially noticeable during campaign ...
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Why are the G20 summit protests in Hamburg so violent?

Compared to other G20 summits in the past the protests in Hamburg, Germany seem quite violent to me. There were similar occassions of violent protests, such as at the 27th G8 (2001) at Genua, at the ...
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What is the continuity of Government chain of succession for the People's Republic of China?

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is the ...
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What is the Russian Government's continuity of government chain of succession?

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is Russia'...
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What instances are there of a sovereign adopting a successor? [closed]

I was brushing up on the Roman Empire discovered that many of the emperors' successors were adopted. I am wondering if this was frequent throughout history in other areas of the world and if there ...
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Who would be elected Prime Minister if the winning party was “Independent”?

I know this is highly unlikely, bordering on impossible, but what would happen if the majority of seats were won by independent candidates in a general election? Would the independents simply choose ...
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Why do the leaders of UK political parties need a seat in parliament?

At the last election, UK centrist party the Liberal Democrats were reduced from around 50 to 8 MPs. After this catastrophe, their leader resigned, forcing a leadership contest. Two of the party's 8 ...
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What is this blue badge that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe likes to wear?

After seeing a picture on Donald Trump's Twitter featuring Shinzo Abe and then visiting the Wikipedia page about Shinzo Abe, I noticed in the two pictures he's wearing the same two badges on his suit ...
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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

I want to know the political reason why was it done so? Indians, especially the government in power, follow Hindu ideology. Why would a Muslim country do that? Does it have anything to do with the ...
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How do “first spouses” work in European parliamentary systems?

Up to now, the wives of American Presidents have been known as First Ladies, although if Mrs. Clinton wins in November, a certain former President will be the "First Gentleman." But European ...
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Do European Parliamentary leaders have greater standing in their own parties than American Presidential candidates?

Donald Trump is the Republican Presidential candidate in the U.S., but he is not the head of the Republican Party (Paul Ryan is). And if he loses the election, he will (presumably) go off into the ...
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How much more likely are professed political party supporters to support a position taken by that party?

I was wondering if there has been any research conducted on this issue. That is, all other things being equal how much more likely is a professed supporter of a political party or politician to ...
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What do world leaders normally do once they quit the top job? [closed]

If you have reached the pinnacle of your political career - leader of your country - what do you normally do afterwards... I can imagine this could vary from political king-maker to diplomat to ...