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  • The upcoming presidential election, scheduled for 10 August, will be the first direct election of the president by popular vote. The president will be elected with an absolute majority of valid votes. If no candidate receives the majority of the votes, a second round of voting takes places two...

  • Despite the dramatic spread of democratic procedures in recent decades, there is a profound and growing deficit in substantive democracy everywhere. ‘They call it democracy but it isn’t’ was one of the slogans of the Spanish indignados.
    Nationalism is a way of deflecting...

  • Following an invitation from the authorities of Serbia to observe the 16 March 2014 early parliamentary elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) on 13 February deployed a Limited Election Observation Mission (LEOM). The LEOM was headed by Ambassador Boris...

  • By requiring very big prices for very small cars the paternalistic, technocratic and cosmopolitan rulers of this South Asian City State responses to its citizenry’s needs and desires – without becoming democratic, observes Andrés Martinez.
    You land at Changi Airport after flying...

  • The Right to Vote: Filipinos with Disabilities and the 2013 Elections chronicles the journey of government and civil society to make the 2013 elections disability-inclusive. Produced by the media nonprofit VERA Files, the book recounts in text and photos the experience of persons with disabilities...

  • When properly implemented, electronic election systems provide accurate vote counting, timely transmission of results, and secure electoral processes. Independent testing and certification by qualified testing laboratories offer election administrators, election stakeholders, and the public...

  • This paper discusses the Norwegian experiences in piloting a verifiable, remote voting system in a legally binding, public election. First, we provide a highlevel description of the system used. We then go into detail about the major challenges that were encountered in the implementation and...