'In a country where up to a third of politicians are the relatives of previous members of parliament, [Narendra] Modi can come across as an outsider that can shake up the system,' said Gareth Price.
It has decisively altered the medium-term outlook in the minds of many producers, consumers and traders and reshaped what they consider to be the normal range for oil prices, something Paul Stevens calls traders' 'bands of belief.'
'Unfortunately, women are very much in the backseat of economic development, of employment opportunities and education opportunities. For them, this is a boost of morale,' says Hameed Hakimi.
'Internationally, everybody says it would have to be led by Africa,' said Alex Vines. 'When you talk to African leaders, it’s like, ‘Well, we might consider it, but we wouldn’t be the first.’'
'The question of who wins is less important than the question of what they can do to restore order once in power,' said Anna Larson, who co-wrote a report on voter perceptions sponsored by Chatham House.
In an interview before the election, Fadi Hakura said there seemed to be little appetite in Turkey for the kind of reforms the European Union is demanding to create a more liberal, transparent and inclusive society. 'The main concern now,' he said, 'seems to be to consolidate power, not promote reform.'
'It is the right thing,' said Alex Vines. 'But it shows the difficulties, because European politicians are thinking, ‘Well what is the exit strategy, how short can they be there?’'