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Why democracy fails

Interesting piece that links two of the biggest problems democracy faces: inabilities to get anything substantive done and constant election cycles.

How to rig an election

Most authoritarian countries do actually have elections. A decent number are to some degree “free and fair” by Western standards. And yet, there is almost never a chance for an incumbent dictator to lose power. 39 more words

My #8thRef what result do you expect @Twitter poll: full results are in. It's just for fun - vital to #GetOutAndVote #GoVote tomorrow

On Tuesday last I posted a simple poll on Twitter.

It asked people what they think the outcome of Friday’s referendum will be – as opposed to how they personally plan to vote. 98 more words


Historic Malaysian Election

For the first time in Malaysia’s post-independence history, the opposition has won national elections. How did this defeat finally happen? What will happen next to the now… 17 more words

Peaceful, transparent and credible elections: A key event for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Imagen: ISS Today

In recent months, political tensions and insecurity have increased in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due to demonstrations against the continuousness of Joseph Kabila in power. 591 more words