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Elections 2015 in Haiti: Top 3 challenges

    Elections 2015 in Haiti: Top 3 challenges

1. Scope of the elections. One of the major challenges Haiti will be facing this year is having to put nearly all of its elected officials to the test. To schedule [...]

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Verifiable electronic voting makes grand debut in Argentina

    Verifiable electronic voting makes grand debut in Argentina

Last Sunday, July 5th, two cities from the province of Cordoba used a fully-verifiable electronic voting system to capture and process votes, marking the debut of verifiable electronic voting in [...]

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Challenging presidential election results: a common political strategy?

    Challenging presidential election results: a common political strategy?

An interesting and somehow groundbreaking paper about disputed elections in presidential democracies has won this year’s IDEA/EIP award for the best graduate student paper on electoral integrity. The International Institute for [...]

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Lowering the voting age: a global trending topic?

    Lowering the voting age: a global trending topic?

Nearly 90% of the world’s countries has set the minimum voting age at 18. However, according to some analysts “momentum is building around the world to lower the voting age [...]

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The 2015 Mexican midterm elections – a snapshot

    The 2015 Mexican midterm elections – a snapshot

Mexican voters headed to the polls on Sunday June 7th to vote for 500 seats in the lower house of Congress (Chamber of Deputies), nine of 31 governorships, 641 federal [...]

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The UNDP for more inclusive elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The UNDP for more inclusive elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

The UNDP has launched the Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS), a program to sensitize and train indigenous communicators and journalists in electoral cycle dynamics and on new information [...]

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10 essential facts about the runoff Uruguayan elections

    10 essential facts about the runoff Uruguayan elections

On November 30, Uruguayans will head back to the polls to elect a successor to Jose “Pepe” Mujica. During the first round, Tabare Vazquez, candidate for the Broad Front, received 1,134,187 [...]

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The 2014 elections in numbers

    The 2014 elections in numbers

This year, approximately 1.5 billion people have elected their representatives in 96 elections held in five continents. That’s the equivalent of 21% of the world population. Asia, a continent with 4.427 [...]

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