Changing of the Guard 2012: The Year in World Elections

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  • Michelle Barack election night
  • France
  • Egypt
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Shinzo Abe
  • Somalia
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ghana
  • Venezuela


After a tumultuous two years that saw the overthrow of former leader Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians elected their first post-revolution president, Mohamed Morsi, in June.

However, in December, protesters called for Morsi’s ouster after he gave himself a set of widespread, controversial powers ahead of a constitutional referendum.

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