Pages tagged "Elections worldwide"


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

Posted on What's New by 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 by 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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