Explained: What the coming to power of Bongbong, son of the infamous President Ferdinand Marcos, means for the Philippines and the region

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the ousted former dictator of the Philippines, has won the biggest ever landlide in the presidential elections of the country, marking an extraordinary full circle in its modern political history. “To the world: Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions,” Marcos Jr was quoted … Read more

Explained: Who are the Sinn Féin, and why their victory in Northern Ireland could mark a historic change in the region’s politics

Voters in Northern Ireland were voting on Thursday (May 5) in an election that could potentially mark a turning point in the region’s history. Opinion polls ahead of the elections predicted that Sinn Féin would win the majority of seats in the 90-member Northern Ireland Assembly and secure the post of first minister (who is … Read more