Pages tagged "International elections"


South African Election Brings Another ANC Victory with Reservations

Posted on What's New by Anthony Ramicone on May 20, 2014

South Africa's fifth general election since the end of the apartheid era brought another victory for the ruling ANC, but their support has been wavering. The proportional representation system, originally advocated by Mandela, has brought proportional outcomes to South African elections.

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Elections in India and Indonesia Highlight Differences Between Electoral Systems

Posted on What's New by Ben Petit, Matthew Bugajski, Kevin Werner on April 29, 2014

India and Indonesia both held major elections this month. One country uses winner-take-all, the other proportional representation. That choice makes a difference.

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Ranked Choice Voting Ensures Fair Representation in Tasmania

Posted on What's New by Kevin Werner on March 20, 2014

Tasmanian House of Assembly elections have been decided using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts for over 100 years. This year's contest once again demonstrated the value of such systems for ensuring fair representation for voters of all stripes, even as a significant shift in power occurred.

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Upcoming Election in India May Signal Electoral Change

Posted on What's New by Matthew Bugajski on February 11, 2014

There’s an exciting national election coming up this year in India, but the nation's electoral system may not be suited to handle it.

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New Constitutions Provide Opportunity for Electoral Change in Egypt, Tunisia

Posted on What's New by Matthew Bugajski on January 21, 2014

Egyptian voters approved a new constitution last week, and Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly is on the verge of passing a new constitution as well. What does that mean for elections in the two fledgling democracies?

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Ranked Choice Party List: Raising the Threshold in Israel Without Hurting Arab Israelis

Posted on What's New on January 13, 2014

Proposals to raise the threshold of election in Israel's proportional representation system have proved controversial. Our innovative ranked choice proposal could remove that controversy.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Elections a Model for America

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on November 01, 2013

Cambridge, Massachusetts will elect a new City Council and School Committee on Tuesday through one of the nation's only ranked choice multi-seat electoral systems.  The system has unique advantages that lead to fairer and more representative outcomes for the city's voters.

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Proportional Representation in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on What's New by Matt Dewilde on October 17, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago has always elected its legislature using a winner-take-all system, but a new bill is bringing proportional representation to the island nation. 

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Ranked Choice Voting and Australia's Upcoming Elections: A Primer

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on August 30, 2013

In September 7th's Australian national election, ranked choice voting will allow voters to choose from a wide range of electoral options while eliminating concerns over "spoilers" and wasted votes.

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Zimbabwe: Fairer Election Methods, but Trouble at the Polls

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Matt Sommerfeld on August 19, 2013

The addition of proportionally allocated seats in Zimbabwe's parliament is a positive development, but one that has been overshadowed by concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections.

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