How do you see the political situation in your country?

How do you see the political situation in your country?
Politics (in its most diverse and complex layers) is one of the most controversial issues in the world, no matter what country we are talking about. The points of view are always contrasting, which always generates a lot of discussion (which is a good thing, as long as there is good sense at the time of the argument).

Unfortunately, each country faces its own war because the corruption seems to be the unique thing that binds them when the subject is political. This is something extremely bad, sad and very worrying.

How do you see this situation in your country?


I stay in Nigeria and the situation in this part of the world is nothing to write home about ranging from issues such as inconsistent policies to that of bad leadership. I always pray that peace continue to reign for that is the goal of living together as one nation.
Posted by Barida on 10-23-2017
it really appalling in my country, the political terrain is just a sad one and politicians are not ready to change. They only know how to steal,kidnap,commit corruption and leave the poor masses to their fate.Its very bad in my country.
Posted by lovely on 10-24-2017
The political situation here in Italy is just terrible. Even people from other countries laugh at us because of how bad things are. If you look it up you can even find the famous Berlusconi throwing parties and hooking up with girls a lot younger than he is.. Racism always gets pushed on the news and people embrace it. It's just terrible.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-23-2017
I am glad that there is no issue of racism here. That’s one big headache for the country because everyone will be affected. An example is the black and white category in the US that whites are affected when there is a racist issue against them and vice versa. I didn’t know that you have racism issues in Italy because what’s more popular are the nice places like the Vatican City in Rome and the gondolas of Venice.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-02-2018
I'm from a certain country in Eastern Europe and I can say the political situation is absolutely horrible, the politics don't give a damn about the people of it's country and only steal and enforce laws/taxes and etc that make no sense, they protect certain minorities so they could rig the elections with them.
Posted by manmad on 10-23-2017
The political situation in my country is quite worse. Here in Pakistan, the storm started when the Panama case opened the corruption cases on the prime minister. From there on it has never stopped. Nawaz Sharif being taken off the charge by the Judiciary. ALthough I believe that it was some sort of a master plan to get rid of N-league. Things aren't getting anywhere as the common man is getting diverged.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-23-2017
The political situation in my own country is not good, because there is a lot of corruption that goes on in the political days, the politicians see it as a do or die affair for them to win at all cost.
Posted by babyright on 10-23-2017
Well, in my country Nigeria, I practically see the political situation in the country as being so bad and fragile because of how the federal government has been running the affairs of the state in a shady manner for over one year in the office today.
Posted by Heatman on 10-23-2017
Terrible. We just had a president overthrown and almost had his successor too. It's one bad leader after another and there is little we can do because the people in the position to do something are also corrupt. So regular Joes like me can do nothing but sit back and wait
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-23-2017
People in my home country generally believe that political situation in the country is worse, however, I see everything positively. In 2006, politicians were able to settle 10 years armed conflict. The government and insurgents agreed to have a constituent assembly and write a new constitution. IN the last 10 years, the country overthrew autocratic monarch and established a republic, they managed the guerilla fighter and enrolled into the Army, they drafted a new constitution. They federalized a unitarian state. Many good things have happened here.
Posted by vinaya on 10-23-2017
The political situation in my country is pretty stable and I don't ask for or more than that, work and progress are in the hand of people anyway.
Posted by joey98 on 10-23-2017
I'm currently living in Serbia, and needless to say the political climate isn't exactly the most optimistic one. The current president had been prime minister for many years, and a lot of people say that his victory during the last election was rigged. I'm not too familiar with the politics here but people I've spoken to claim that there is a lot of corruption within the political system.

The other country I'm a citizen of is the United States, and I need not even go into the politics of that country. Ever since Trump got into office it has been, and pardon my French, but an absolute $#!* show. So many are praying for the end of his administration so we can start fixing the mess he's made.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-24-2017
Politics in my country is like that of the theaters. There are a lot of actors and actresses who would want to steal the limelight. Who would make their own act in portraying the pitiful little match girl and writers are as artistic as any famous writer we could ever think of in depicting portrayals that are so good to be true. In totality, the upside of it all is that the citizens become more aware and vigilant on what was happening and carefully weighs every situation yet there are those "TRAPO" Traditional Politician who manipulates and hopefully, I have been praying that the President that I have voted for will never lay down his sword for majority still believes that Change is coming. It may not be now but it will soon
Posted by Istine on 10-24-2017
This sounds like the situation in my home country. In my home country, there are more corrupt politician than sincere politicians. nepotism is widespread. And the worst thing is there are communistb around. In the recent elections, The communist party has own two third majority in the 6 state assemblies and the central assembly. God save this country.
Posted by vinaya on 01-15-2018
Politics is one of the most controversial topics in my country. The present state is highly pathetic and seems to be moving towards a dead end. Corruption is deeply imbibed within the roots and has invaded every outgrowing branch and leaf.

A year before when a new Government took over the charge, I was hopeful that things will somewhat improve. But, they made two big and wrong decisions that badly affected the masses. We again ended up in a state of plight. Now the future is unknown, but definitely not good.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-24-2017
Our president is a minority president since he was not elected by a majority. President Duterte is not a typical president because he not only curses but obscene words are part of his vocabulary. He is also trigger happy when it comes to scolding people including presidents of other countries. Fortunately for him, he has a legion of admirers who seem to be willing to fight for him hence his idiosyncrasy is tolerated. But the problem is if he dies in office. The country will have a vacuum in leadership even if there is a sitting vice president who will succeed him legally. It will be chaos and there will be fight for power. That’s how volatile and unstable is the political climate here.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-24-2017
In my country most of the communists people are destroying the peace of the nation. And they are writing really bad piece of journalism. And that is what changing the country that has to be something we need to read about. I think politics has gone too much liberal. And the societies are collapsing every now and then. So conservative regions of the nations are what keeping the countries alive I am guessing.
Posted by overcast on 10-24-2017
I'm just going to tell the political situation happening specifically in my province. People who can afford to run for an election and has the possibility of wining are those politicians that has lots of money because vote buying is rampant in our province. Most voters in our province expect to receive money before they're going to vote. They will vote the politician that gives bigger money. And because of this, our province progresses very slowly. The elected politicians will make ways to take back the money they have spent during the election campaign. Graft and corruptions are rampant. Parts of budget for projects goes to the pocket of some politicians that's why the result are low quality projects and there are projects never been finished.
Posted by vhinz on 10-24-2017
The political situation in my country can be described as a disaster, a huge disaster that cannot be stopped by anyone. We tried, we went out into the street and screamed for our beliefs and rights but nothing changed. Our politicians steal all they can, they rise this salary, make special pensions and set a lot of taxes, but they do nothing for us...the people... I am sure that in 30 years from now my country will vanish because of them!
Posted by wallet on 10-24-2017
The political climate in the U.S. is very interesting, to say the least. We have a strong two party system that I think is creating a huge political divide in our country. It seems like we're seeing a shrinking of political moderates on both sides, and things are shifting to the far ends of the spectrum. It's as if politically, everything is "Liberal" vs. "Conservative" in our country, which I don't think is very conductive to a productive mindset in any regards.

Trump and his administration are just stirring the flames, in my opinion, and I'm excited to hopefully see a democratic shift in the House of Representatives come 2018, and of course maybe move back toward a Democratic majority across the board.
Posted by TheArticulate on 10-24-2017
I can see the political situation in my country is in chaos, because some senators don't like the president and they are finding ways to kick him out of the office. and also many congressman senators are corrupt they are just trying to hide everything. i hope this messy political situation here in our country will be fix soon.
Posted by tophew on 10-24-2017
In the UK it's all about Brexit and leaving the EU and how much we have to pay them. It's a battle to fight for rights and businesses are worried, selfishly because they may make less profit. The fact is the decision is one that arose from uncontrolled migration numbers which over burdened the social infrastructure (schools, NHS, jobs, housing and benefits) and has left the country in a mess because most EU members chose to come to the UK to work. The sad thing is a lot of the left wing parties aren't helping and are making negotiations difficult when it's a time to work together to get the best deal for the country.
Posted by Alexa on 10-26-2017
In my home country, the political situation is bad. It's obvious that a common group of people have vowed to continuously rule the nation from generations to generations without realizing that it's nobody's property. They simply transfer power to their children leaving other people hopeless and unworthy. In my home country, we have academic doctors who are still living in their father's sitting room. These are people who are supposed to rule the nation with their academic potentials. Corruption has become the order of the day to the extent that people are caught live making rituals using human body parts. The future of my home country is bleak with the way politicians are going about it.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-29-2017
In my country the US we have a corrupt and dangerous president and corrupt congress. It is ridiculous. I hope and pray Trump gets impeached and removed from office sooner rather than later, even though many people don't like the Vice President, at least he seems to be a man of integrity.
Posted by kgord on 10-31-2017
We have finally elected an honest person to the presidency, and most of the Americans here support President Trump, however, big businesses and the news media distort everything that he says or does, and tries to turn it around so that it makes our president look bad, or at least incompetent. That they have to tell lies to do this doesn’t seem to make a difference; but if they do not follow the scripts that they are given, then the news anchor will lose their job and often be so discredited themself that they an never have a reporting position again. Rich business leaders pay for people to march in riots, so it makes it look like there are a lot of anti-Trump supporters, and many people are mislead into believing that this is not an organized protest. It is really sad that this is happening when we finally have a good president who cares about Americans; but I am afraid that they will find some way to get him out of office.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 10-31-2017
I'm even embarrassed to talk about my country's politics. Here in Brazil politics is a big joke with robberies and corruption. I honestly do not believe in short-term changes. Sometimes I would even like to live in another country, because it seems that things around here simply do not work.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-01-2017
The political scene is very bad in the US as often it's divided into extremes. On one hand, many favor multiculturalism, socialism and on the other hand, a very resentful group is irritated with welfare recipients and foreigners. Anyway, note this extreme situation is the worst in US history I think and it's not the good stand to take, in my opinion. For instance, a lot of bad could be said for the extremes, and as you'd expect, lol, the extremes hate the criticism.
Posted by jyy on 11-03-2017
Here in America? Divided and getting more divided by the day. Not sure if it's that big of a deal though, as the signs to what's occurring now were there years ago. I imagine it'll correct itself, at some point.
Posted by NickJ on 11-06-2017
The political situation in my country is nothing to mention. Politicians in my country are mere cheats, but not what is expected of them. The consequence of this has led many people into money rituals and many have died as a result of their inability to buy drugs to maintain their health. Political issues have become everyday's topic in my country and people have lost total hope and trust in the politicians. People have seen clearly that they are only interested in their financial gains, not in the financial interest of the people.
Posted by potentialwriter on 11-15-2017
The political situation in my country is absolutely terrible. It's full of corruption and the sad thing is, everybody knows it and does nothing about it. Even when these politics are brought to court nothing happens, no punishment. Also, there's the typical arguing going on between the different sides. I don't really keep up with it anymore because it has only gotten worse and worse over the years.
Posted by Mehano on 11-15-2017
Is there anyone in the world that is satisfied with the political situation in their country? In my country the situation is dire.I have reached a point where I hate living in my country. The politicians are professional thieves in suits. Everything is done to further their own agenda's which is to get more money. They are mere tumbocrats. With this mentality, they make horrible legislation. The policy and laws make no sense and are made to serve the government or whoever is willing to pay the highest bidder for a fee.
Posted by jaymish on 11-29-2017
I am currently living in Kenya and you all must have seen the news and scandals that happened during the elections and re-election month. I feel my country has no good political system. There is so many chaos and hatred among tribes which doesn't seem to end. Corruption seems to be the biggest problem followed by tribalism. The other thing that follows is unemployment.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-30-2017
I am in the US. I would describe the situation here as a mess. The country is divided into warring factions. Some people support Trump, and others are Democratic supporters. I think the one thing that just about everyone agrees on is that they don't like congress. I can't think of anyone who has a good thing to say about the congress.
Posted by kgord on 12-06-2017
"How do you see the political situation in your country?"

I live in the Philippines, and although the Philippines has gone many instances of grim, tumultuous times in the past, and while it is still a developing country until now, I can see it's getting better now than ever. That is due largely to the current president, Rody Duterte, who is a strong-willed, extremely smart and very hard-working man.

Internationally, our president is unpopular. He's being bombarded with a lot of issues left and right by the international press. But that's because, he has been singled out by biased local media who are (allegedly) under the payroll of Duterte's political rival. Some international journalists aren't doing their homework. All they do is get feeds from Philippine press. So, when they're given fabricated materials, they report or print them right away, without even consulting the proper authorities or people involved.

The Philippines is being portrayed as now an unsafe place like a killing field. But the truth is, the Philippines is a much safer place now than ever. Those that were killed and reported by media were drug lords or drug pushers or kidnappers or people who were gravely involved in illegal activities. And, I would rather that they're the ones killed than the innocent civilians.
Posted by rotneder on 12-21-2017
I live in the USA. I'm to the point where I would really love to be able to put blinders on not see what's going on at all! In American politics or world politics. But only an idiot buries his or her head in the sand and ignores the world around them. So I force myself to keep up. I don't want to wake up one morning to discover that everybody packed up and moved to Mars and I missed the last spaceship outta here!!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 01-01-2018
I'm from the US...nuff said, lol! Trump has made a mess of this country. His followers hang on his every word and believes anything he says. Whenever a story makes him look bad two words bail him out...FAKE NEWS! Twitter tirades, insulting (soon to be FORMER) allies, STILL blaming Obama for his own failure and a host of other scandals. Unfortunately there's no relief in sight.
Posted by Digicashceo on 01-18-2018
I never regret that I voted the current president of our country. He brought a lot of change. He was admired in asian countries as well as in some other parts of the world. He was the only president who is strong-willed when it comes to his decision-making and yet has a soft heart for the needs of his countrymen. He has an iron hand that is why he combat terrorism and drugs in our country.
Posted by Scarlet on 02-14-2018
I am a residence of the Philippines. I am 30 years old, witnessed different presidents in our country during my existence, None of them so far earn my salute yet except for our current President Duterte. Well anyone is free to disagree with my opinion but for me he is the only president who's patriotism is really visible. Our Country's history is not really great but it is what it is, there's no way back and it is to to move forward and be united towards one goal. There will always be opposite in any place but I just want to also reiterate That most of Filipinos are wade awake now. Thanks for the power of internet we all knew the history that previous power have twisted for them to manipulate the majority of the people here in the Philippines.
Posted by gavinci13 on 03-12-2018
Our country is going to the dogs. We have a president who know nothing about the economy, business, and tourism. Prices of commodities have risen sharply since he assumed power. The country is leaning towards dictatorship. He has sold our country to China. It's a shame. His minions are twisting the minds of people who believe everything they read in social media and take fake news as gospel truth. I am no longer proud to be a citizen of my country.
Posted by chatbox on 03-12-2018
Well, right now, it's great. I'm from Philippines, and honestly I'm already satisfied about what happening in our country. Loser political parties, media, church are now doing a lot of things just to replace our president, but I know they can't do that. almost 90% of people in our country are Duterte's supporter. What ever black propaganda or fake news from the media, people will stay and happy in our government right now.
Posted by ion on 04-16-2018
I live in the Philippines right now, and I can say that it's 50/50. I can see some improvements in the laws and regulations that were implemented by our government. However, the problem is still in the hands of the citizens. They are not responsible and do not have discipline. They litter everywhere, jaywalked, and just doing the opposite. Our country will not taste change if the people are not going to change first.
Posted by vivalavanda on 04-20-2018
To put it bluntly, it's a circus. Too much bickering of self seeking politicians. So much wasted time, energy and money on mudslinging although election is over. But I'm glad though that amidst all these, our leader can still rise up and not swayed by internal or external pressures. He addressed a lot of persisting problems that plagued the country for several years. He's the only one who has the political will to decide on issues that divide the country. Some just don't have the backbone.
Posted by Chinet23 on 07-26-2018
I am from the Philippines and basically I can say that is it in the ratio of 1:1. What I meant was there are good and there are bad stuff. Illegal drugs is still there but I believe it is becoming less. A lot of improvements especially with the law enforcement but life statistics is getting worse. Higher transportation fare, higher market price, fees are also higher anywhere and this is all because of the 'train law' that was recently applied in my country. Poor are getting poorer and rich becomes less richer.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-11-2018
I am from the Philippines and basically I can say that is it in the ratio of 1:1. What I meant was there are good and there are bad stuff. Illegal drugs is still there but I believe it is becoming less. A lot of improvements especially with the law enforcement but life statistics is getting worse. Higher transportation fare, higher market price, fees are also higher anywhere and this is all because of the 'train law' that was recently applied in my country. Poor are getting poorer and rich becomes less richer.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-11-2018
Nigeria's political system is nothing to write home about, the corruption is so much that its affecting every sector of the country, from the economic sector to health and most especially our political structure is damaged beyond repair. Nigerian government have decided that they will never be a free and fair election even at the local level of politics we still experience gross irregularities and figure misconduct or should I simply call it RIGGING.

The government sometimes openly criticise human right and openly accept its interference in electoral practice in the state, the youths are being used by the government to fight other youths and help them stay in power to dominate other parties or their main opposition.

The Masses are getting poorer by the day while the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor confused masses, this has resulted to political apathy among large population of the country.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-13-2018
My country is Malaysia. Since independence in 1957, we have been ruled by Barisan Nasional. But the election in May 2018 changed all that, now the new government is Pakatan Harapan. People have high hope on the new government to root out the practice of corruption which has been rampant during the previous regime. I think a government cannot be allowed to rule for too long, as it allows the long serving government every chance to be haughty and corrupt. Same applies to the young government of Malaysia.
Posted by cks003 on 10-27-2018
Dire. I am from the Philippines and we are currently being led by a mysoginistic anti-poor madman hyperfocused on his so-called "war on drugs". With over 7,000 extrajudicial killings, escalating inflation rates, and good-for-nothing trash cans who are blind followers of the madman and who know no better are being appointed positions, I would say that our country is doomed. We are just waiting for the ultimate switch to initiate the cascade, which is the reinstitution of martial law nationwide. God help our poor motherland.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-01-2018