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LEBANON: Still stuck

Lebanon’s governance crisis has continued, driven by traditional sectarian parties’ determination to retain control. The French-led effort to guide Lebanon’s politics toward reform remains the principal external driver of events, but internal dynamics continue to dominate.… Read the rest

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Media Features

Nicholas Watson on Argentina Elections
June 30, 2019

Wolf Piccoli on Turkey Political Deadlock
April 9, 2019

Carsten Nickel, German Elections
Sep 18, 2017

UK Snap Elections from Brussels
April 19, 2017

Teneo Analysts

Working exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other global corporations.… Read the rest

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SOUTH AFRICA: Lockdown Level 1 loading

  • This evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa’s pandemic lockdown would be relaxed to “Level 1” from 20 September, fully reopening the economy as well as international borders for the first time since March.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom – the high price of inaction

Power utility Eskom’s “level 4” load-shedding on 2-3 September confirms pervious warnings about the record level of load-shedding that is threatening South Africa’s post-Covid-19 recovery. At the same time, ballooning debt problems will intensify pressure on the government to find a financial solution for bailout-guzzling Eskom, but it is still doubtful whether the government can achieve any significant progress by the time of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in October.… Read the rest

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa wins NEC battle, faces divisive anti-corruption war

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa won a preliminary battle at the ruling ANC’s 28-30 August special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, which had to fall in line around his anti-corruption message.
  • But this is a long way from winning the war, not least as the promised corruption crackdown is reigniting factional fighting between the Ramaphosa faction and its opponents.
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THAILAND: Finance Minister’s resignation is another blow for Prayuth

Finance Minister Predee Daochai resigned after 26 days in office. He cited health reasons, but the dominant speculation in Bangkok is that he found the ministry’s politics to be unmanageable. As reported by the Bangkok Post, Predee had earlier disagreed with his deputy, Santi Prompat, a politician from the leading People’s State Power Party (PPRP), over a ministerial reshuffle, and this was likely one of his many internal battles.… Read the rest