A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15 | No Comment

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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Compulsory Voting
13 Dec 2013 – 10:04 | No Comment

By Nawid Zaher

Introduction:
Upon turning 18 and being eligible to vote in my first federal election, I was given a ballot paper with a number of voting options. The one choice that I was not given …

AUSTRALIA & SOUTH AFRICA: THE MAJOR SOCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING VOTING PATTERNS
13 Dec 2013 – 09:59 | No Comment

By Nawid Zaher

There are many social factors that influence voting patterns in federal elections. However, often there will be one dominant factor that can explain key patterns. Australia and South Africa are no …

Forthcoming Presidential Elections in Georgia
27 Nov 2013 – 11:36 | No Comment

By Simon Gillon, Managing Editor, Government Gazette
The next elections for the President of Georgia will be conducted on 27th October 2013. These will be the 6th Presidential elections in the country since independence after the …

Open Days 11th European Week of Regions and Cities
27 Nov 2013 – 11:33 | No Comment

By Simon Gillon, Managing Editor, Government Gazette
Open Days is by now a well and truly established annual feature in the calendar of anyone involved in regional policy and in the implementation of regional development projects …

Domestic Election Observation in Eastern Europe: a Stipulation for Free and Fair Elections
27 Nov 2013 – 11:30 | No Comment

By Susanne Caarls, Head of Office of the Ministry of Interior in the Dutch Caribbean
Ever since the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, countries in Eastern Europe have been through remarkable developments …

Renewable Energy: Shifting Sources of Power
27 Nov 2013 – 11:24 | No Comment
Renewable Energy: Shifting Sources of Power

By Rick Bosman[1] & Daniel Scholten[2]

Renewable energy sources are often hailed as the panacea for a plethora of challenges associated with the use of fossil fuels. Partly for good reasons; while a large-scale utilization of …

China and Europe in Africa: Like a Jaguar racing a Ford Fiesta
27 Nov 2013 – 11:14 | No Comment
China and Europe in Africa: Like a Jaguar racing a Ford Fiesta

By Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations, SOAS

There is still far more trade between Europe and Africa, and far greater aid flows from Europe to Africa, than anything involving the Chinese at this moment in …

Regulating the Use of Discriminatory Language in Electoral Campaigns
27 Nov 2013 – 11:09 | No Comment

By Sarah Birch, University of Glasgow
Fair and open election campaigns are a central feature of democracy, yet unethical campaigning practices occur when candidates use inflammatory or discriminatory language against their opponents. This short …

Testing Democracy: How Independent Testing of E-Voting Systems Safeguards Electoral Integrity
27 Nov 2013 – 10:59 | No Comment
Testing Democracy:  How Independent Testing of E-Voting Systems Safeguards Electoral Integrity

By Richard W. Soudriette, President, Center for Diplomacy and Democracy and Mark D. Phillips, President, SLI Global Solutions

When properly implemented, electronic election systems provide accurate vote counting, timely transmission of results, and secure electoral …

Sharing our Experience
27 Nov 2013 – 10:39 | No Comment

By Samira Saba, Communications Director, Smartmatic
At Smartmatic we salute the opportunity to join election commissions, experts and distinguished guests to learn about their most pressing concerns affecting election administration around the world.
As technology …