Pages tagged "International elections"

How to Guarantee Accountable Legislatures Under Choice Voting (Without Hurting Third Parties)

Posted on What's New Devin Mccarthy on March 21, 2013

You don't have to sacrifice voter choice in order to guarantee accountable governments in a choice voting system - either in Malta or in the U.S. 

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Malta Elections Have 93% Turnout Using Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Devin Mccarthy on March 14, 2013

Malta's ultra-high-turnout elections demonstrate some of the many benefits that the choice voting form of fair voting could bring to legislative elections in the United States.

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The Future of Egyptian Democracy Hinges on the Fight Over Its Electoral Law

Posted on What's New on March 12, 2013

 Over two years since the Arab Spring ousted President Hosni Mubarak and brought the promise of democracy to Egypt, it is clear that that promise is threatened. While most of the media covers the protests and riots in the streets of Cairo and Port Said, the battle that may ultimately decide the fate of Egyptian democracy is being fought over Egypt's new electoral law. The key issue is proportional representation. 

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Italian Elections Expose Non-Proportional and Ineffective Voting System

Posted on What's New Sara Helmi on February 28, 2013

In the aftermath of Italy's general election on February 25-26, outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti asserted that "no country has such a bad electoral law as Italy." That may be an exaggeration, but there was plenty to be dissatisfied with in the election results.

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Gender Parity: A Case for Fair Voting and Party Rules

Posted on What's New on February 28, 2013

The United States trails behind ninety-one countries for women's representation in its national legislature . Ranking behind most industrialized democracies, women fill a mere eighteen percent of U.S. Congressional seats. Many factors contribute to the level of descriptive representation (representation that reflects the electorate) present in a state's government. Two striking influences on representation are structural and institutional: the electoral system in place and the party rules employed. 

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Czech Republic Holds First Popular Election for President

Posted on What's New Sara Helmi on January 29, 2013

On January 26, Czech citizens had the chance to directly elect their president for the first time since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993. They used a national popular vote with a majority runoff to do it.

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Israeli Election Results Show Responsiveness of Proportional System

Posted on What's New on January 24, 2013

As Tuesday's Israeli elections show, proportional representation systems guarantee that voters can change their government when they are unsatisfied with its performance. 

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Putin Orders Return to Parallel Electoral System for Russian Duma

Posted on What's New Sara Helmi on January 07, 2013

Do not be fooled by Vladimir Putin's claims that the reintroduction of single-member, winner-take-all seats to the Russian Duma will be a step towards a fairer and freer democracy in Russia. It is instead a step towards the continuation of one-party rule.

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Everything You Need to Know About Israeli Elections Before Election Day

Posted on What's New on January 04, 2013

Understanding the Israeli electoral process is not easy when coming from an American perspective, because Israeli elections are nothing like American elections. The election that will be held in Israel on January 22 will be different from the 2012 elections in the U.S. in almost every conceivable sense.

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South Korea Elects Its First Female President

Posted on What's New on December 28, 2012

Women world leaders enhanced their numbers this month, as Park Geun-Hye of South Korea joined the current 13 female presidents and premiers on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Park was elected directly with 51.66 percent of the vote, while her party, the New Frontier Party (NFP), took 152 of the 299 seats in the National Assembly.

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