Pages tagged "Author pauline lejeune"

Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 1: Chronicles of a Struggle for Democracy

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on February 24, 2010

FairVote starts a series of comprehensive blog posts about the Iraqi 2010 parliamentary elections, focusing on how Iraq has been working on building an inclusive fair voting system by relying on proportional representation (PR) instead of winner-take-all. 

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Cleaning up politics: the UK to use alternative voting?

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on February 10, 2010

In the context of major distrust by British citizens of their almost 800 year-old democracy and their politicians, Gordon Brown proposed on February 2nd, in a speech at the Institute for Public Policy Research, to get rid of the UK’s “first-past-the-post” voting system.

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Bay State Paper: Electoral College an "˜Insult to Logic' — Pass NPV!

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on January 08, 2010

The NPV bill had already been introduced in 2008 in Massachusetts, and despite passage in both houses, it failed to be sent to the governor before the legislative session’s end. But the NPV plan remains the best alternative to the current way we elect the president. We agree with the MetroWest Daily News: 2010 is the year to settle it!

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International Snapshot: Japan 2009

Posted on Research Reports Pauline Lejeune on November 24, 2009

The Japanese parliamentary elections in August 30, 2009 marked a turning point in Japan’s political history. Since 1955, Japan has been dominated by one party, with the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as the governing party for all but 11 months. But in these elections the opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) defeated the LDP, winning 308 seats to 109 for the LDP in the 480-seat House of Representatives.

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