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With less than one week until the first round of the socialist primaries on October 9, the haziness presently reigns about voter participation in the first-ever open primary.. According to a poll conducted by CSA (Conseil Social Analyse) 67% of supporters of the Socialist party (PS) admit to not knowing on which issues to vote during the primaries, which are to take place on October 9th and 16th.
- Posted: September 21, 2011
- Author(s): HÃ¼seyin Koyuncu
- Categories: Europe, Home, Elections Worldwide
The French Socialist Party (PS) is defined as the main opposition to the ruling party. It is one of the largest political parties in French political life. On October 9th and 16th, the PS will hold the first open presidential primary in French history. Privately administered by the party itself, the election will be in two rounds, unless one member obtains an absolute majority in the first round. The winner of the primary will be the Socialist nominee for president.
- Posted: July 19, 2011
- Author(s): Jais Mehaji, Arab Spring Series
- Categories: Europe, Middle East and Africa
Though not undergoing the same kind of upheaval as in Tunisia, Egypt, or Syria, Lebanon has been experiencing some change from the Arab Spring movement. As true in all countries moving toward real elections, adoption of proportional representation voting systems is seen as a key goal.
- Posted: April 25, 2011
- Author(s): Rob Richie
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Europe, Home, Elections Worldwide
On May 5th, British voters will participate in their second-ever national referendum, deciding whether to replace plurality voting for House of Commons elections with the alternative vote (AV). The referendum outcome remains up in the air, but we already know two losers: prime minister David Cameron, who has shown he cannot be trusted, and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), the famed news source.
- Posted: April 8, 2011
- Author(s): Wael Abdel Hamid
- Categories: Europe, Home, FairVote, Elections Worldwide
On March 20 and 27, French voters elected their local representatives. These representatives (general counselors) are chosen town-by-town, and gather by departments and elect their president to represent their fellow voters at the regional level. In other words, French local elections are a relatively minor step in the electoral calendar that will bring France to vote for its president in May 2012.
Although France elects its president in high turnout national popular vote elections, its three largest cities, Paris, Marseille and Lyon elect their mayors in a way that is strikingly similar to how American presidents are elected.
- Posted: May 6, 2010
- Author(s): Amanda Naldjieff
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Europe, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Elections Worldwide
"How Does an "Election" within an Unrecognized State SIgnificantly Affect the International Community?"
- Posted: April 27, 2010
- Author(s): Pauline Lejeune
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Europe, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home, Elections Worldwide
On March 14th and 21st, French voters elected their 26 regional councils. A main point of interest, beyond the results, is how the semi-proportional system used for the regional elections distorts the electoral dynamics, and how well represented women are.