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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 7: Politics Blowing Up Democracy

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on April 29, 2010

Pauline Lejeune is analyzing the post-election situation in Iraq.

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The day FairVote decided to vote on lunch

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on April 27, 2010

Today, we could not decide on what to order and realizing that we are the voting system experts, we thought it would be great to cast votes before making any decision. Different systems can get different winners and this was a great opportunity to test their fairness and impact.

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French Regional elections: With "proportional" system, the devil is in the details...

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on April 27, 2010

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.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 6: De-Baathification Should Not Affect the Post-Election Political Balance

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 31, 2010

Iraq's post-election de-baathification jeopardizes the legitimacy of the March 7th election.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 5: Familiar Politicians, Redefined Alliances

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 29, 2010

The release of final results of the March 7th election by Iraq's Independent High Electoral commission officially started the process of forming a new cabinet.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 4: Iraqi Women's Political Reality

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 22, 2010

This blog series on the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections is all about how Iraq has been working on building an inclusive, fair voting system. So far, the main focus has been on the Iraqi open-list form of proportional representation (PR), designed to overcome sectarian rifts and stabilize the country. It is now about time to take a closer look at women’s role in the Iraqi electoral process.

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Term Limits Strengthen Colombia's Democracy

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the Colombian Constitutional Court rejected legislation calling for a referendum that would have increased presidential term limits from two to three terms. This decision prevents President Alvaro Uribe from running for a third straight term in office and sends a strong signal to the international community: the burgeoning Colombian democracy won’t be part of the autocratic wave in South America.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 3: The Electoral Process as a Stabilizer for the Country

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 08, 2010

Yesterday, about 18.9 million eligible Iraqis had the opportunity to elect their 325-member Council of Representatives through an open-list proportional system. Counting is now underway and the first partial results could be released later this week. In the meantime, there is a lot to be said about how this Iraqi election is impacting the country’s political future.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 2: A Refined PR System to Improve Representation

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 05, 2010

This Sunday, Iraq will elect its parliament for the third time in five years. For the first time, they will use an “open” list proportional system, which is seen as a major step to cement Iraqi democracy.

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FairVote testifies to Maryland Senate Committee

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on February 26, 2010

Yesterday, the Maryland Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee held a public hearing on several election bills. FairVote’s Right to Vote Director Adam Fogel testified in favor of two of the bills that are sponsored by Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-20): -    SB 292, which will set a uniform voter registration age of 16 -    SB 293, which will establish a permanent absentee ballot list.

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