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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
It is a well-established finding that proportional representation (PR) is associated with greater female legislative representation than single member majoritarian systems However, the degree to which different types of PR rules affect voting for...
Thursday, August 04, 2016
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by...
Monday, June 20, 2016
In Rome, 37-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggia promised a new era for the city as she celebrated her victory over centre-left Democratic Party candidate Roberto Giachetti with 67% of the votes. Virginia Raggi has been elected as Rome's first female...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The Islamic Republic’s 10th parliamentary elections is said to have ended with two main big winners: Reformists and women.  Early numbers show twice the number of female members as in the previous parliament. The youngest new Member of Parliament is...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Vietnam's National Assembly chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said promoting gender equality in the political area will create more opportunities for women, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports.Tong highlighted gender equality as a fundamental human right and...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes....
Monday, June 24, 2013
Poli-Sci Perspective is a weekly Wonkblog feature in which Georgetown University’s Dan Hopkins and George Washington University’s Danny Hayes and John Sides offer an empirical perspective on the issues dominating Washington. In this edition, Hayes...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
A women’s advocacy group in Vanuatu says it’s a big step to have ministers acknowledge that women deserve to have seats set aside for them in Parliament. The Council of Ministers have agreed that there should be a right for women to have seats in...
Monday, August 13, 2012
18 women have shown their interest to run as candidates in Vanuatu's general elections in two months time. Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.   Read the complete story at Australia News...
Friday, August 10, 2012
It's less than two months to Vanuatu's general elections, and 18 women have shown their interest to stand as candidates.   A group of women candidates prepares for Vanuatu's election (Credit: ABC)  They have been attending a workshop to...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Based on a series of ten focus groups conducted in March 2011, this report explores young Tunisians‘opinions of the recent events that led to the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime and of the political transition underway. Main findings include the...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Viet Nam Parliamentary Election. For further information, please read more in: http://www.electionguide.org/region.php?ID=5
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This Handbook examines the concept of external voting, existing practices and the challenges that surround this issue. Includes examples of how external voting is implemented in certain countries. In addition, it provides an overview of external...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This first Regional Report on Voter Turnout is developed from the IDEA Global Voter Turnout database, which contains statistics from 170 countries for parliamentary and presidential elections since 1945 and is continually updated. The Report brings...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This report provides an overview of worldwide voter turnout statistics between 1945-2002 for parliamentary and presidential elections. It is based on the International IDEA database of elections, and examines voter turnout trends since 1945. It also...