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3 elections to watch in 2019 – Part II

    3 elections to watch in 2019 – Part II

Afghanistan Afghanistan’s presidential elections were scheduled for April 2019, but they are now being postponed for at least a few months to address technical problems evident in recent parliamentary elections. There is [...]

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Pakistan heads to the polls to combat gender inequality at the ballot box

    Pakistan heads to the polls to combat gender inequality at the ballot box

Promoting the participation of women in politics must be a priority for all election management bodies. As the legendary American civil rights leader, Susan B. Anthony stated, “There never will [...]

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Campaign period winds down as Turkmen voters get ready for parliamentary and local elections

    Campaign period winds down as Turkmen voters get ready for parliamentary and local elections

Although Turkmenistan is recognized internationally as a repressive and authoritarian regime, citizens are scheduled to head to the polls on March 25 to elect 125 five seats in the Turkmenistan [...]

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Nepal parliamentary elections set

    Nepal parliamentary elections set

Nepalese voters are set to vote for federal and provincial members of parliaments in a two-phase elections set for November 26 and December 7. Local and foreign observers are closely [...]

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How automated polls boosted the Philippine economy

    How automated polls boosted the Philippine economy

While largely underreported, well-run elections can significantly impact the economy of a country. Credible results that are acceptable to the general public have the effect of immediately dousing whatever political heat [...]

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Technology a boon to voters in India

    Technology a boon to voters in India

Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former head of the Election Commission of India, recently penned an article in which he provides some interesting insights on the benefits technology has brought to Indian [...]

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Vietnam climbs 10 notches on UN e-Government list

    Vietnam climbs 10 notches on UN e-Government list

In what observers are considering a strong indicator of Vietnam’s resoluteness in adopting e-Governance, the country has just moved up ten places in a UN study ranking the progress of [...]

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Philippine electronic count “almost perfect”

    Philippine electronic count “almost perfect”

Automated elections in the Philippines got a boost when an election watchdog announced that its random manual (RMA) showed a 99.8% match between the electronic count and the manual count. "It [...]

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