Pages tagged "International elections"


World Cup of Democracy Goes to the Netherlands

While the FIFA World Cup will decide the best soccer team in the world, the World Cup of Democracy will decide the best democracy in the world. See how the tournament played out after the jump.

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Reforming the Australian Senate

Posted on What's New Sarah John on June 06, 2014

Australia's Senate is elected by a method of ranked choice voting that forces voters to rank every candidate on the ballot. But after a variety of quirky minor parties have made their way into the Senate, it might be time to allow voters the freedom to not rank all candidates.

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Indian Election Results In BJP Victory, Disproportionality

Posted on What's New Anthony Ramicone on May 21, 2014

In India's election of the 16th Lok Sabha, the BJP appeared to win a landslide victory, winning a majority of seats. In reality, India's winner-take-all system generated significant disproportionality, artificially inflating BJP's mandate.

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South African Election Brings Another ANC Victory with Reservations

Posted on What's New 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

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 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 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 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 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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