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  • The Swedish election system is based on universal suffrage. Elections are to be free, secret and direct. The election system used is proportional representation; consequently the share of seats any party receives in the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) generally reflects the share of all the votes...

  • • On 6 April 2014, some 8 million voters will elect the members of parliament for a four-year term. A modified mixed electoral system removed the possibility for a second round, changed the seat allocation method and reduced the number of parliamentary seats from 386 to 199.• The...

  • Supporters of a Yes vote in the AV referendum campaign should be grateful it all ended on May 5th. Because it's no exaggeration to say that if the campaign was still running, the Yes vote would be down to 25% by now. Once the No campaign started getting across its positive argument for First...

  • The world is about to see the biggest democratic election ever. In India, between April 7 and May 16, 815 Million voters are set to elect 543 representative. More than one million election workers will be required to administer the elections, and all the conversation in the country is about...

  • I have been working in the field of elections for over 40 years and I often hear people talk about free and fair elections and the need for developing democracies to meet international standards.
    One of the established “standards” is that countries should take the necessary legislative...

  • Following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan to observe the 15December 2013 parliamentary elections and based on the recommendation of a Needs AssessmentMission deployed from 20 to 23 August, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and HumanRights (OSCE/ODIHR)...

  • OAS Member States are today enjoying a historic period of democratic stability. The celebration of periodic elections in each and every member state has contributed to the consolidation of institutions in the region and the increased stability of governments. International electoral observation is...