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Editor's note: This is the 30th article in the COVID-19 Global Roundup series. Here is the previous one. As the global pandemic continues to rage across the world, efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus have now extended to taking far-reaching steps that may, as some would argue, deeply impact the very bedrock of democratic institutions. Concerns that throngs of people heading to the polls would run entirely opposite to "social distancing" have materalized decisions to postpone upcoming elections, whether municipal-, state-level or nationwide, in some countries. But as consequential as it sounds, deferral of elections due to health crisis is not unprecedented. In 2018, the Ebola outbre... Full story

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