Stories: Election

  • Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Denied Myanmar’s Presidency

    She is the iconic face of democracy in a country crushed by more than a half-century of military rule — a former political prisoner, Nobel laureate and the head of the National League for Democracy party, which saw a landslide victory in November. But of all the titles granted to Aung San Suu Kyi in recent years, the president...

  • Barack Obama, Batman, and Elvis Presley All Lost Elections on Sunday

    Barack Obama was running for office in Brazil this weekend, but he lost. Also on the list of election losers Sunday: Mr. Bean, Batman, Elvis Presley, and Spiderman. The weird roster of candidate names comes from a collision of two Brazilian traditions: election laws that allow just about anyone to run, and a culture that embraces nicknames wholeheartedly. So...