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Election of the Day 1: Argentina

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On October 22, 2023
Today, Argentina will vote in a presidential election. Also on the ballot today are 130/257 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and 24/72 seats in the Senate. The Chamber of deputies is elected by proportional representation in 24 multimember constituencies, with a 3% threshold. 3...

Elections of the weekend

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On October 15, 2023

Travelling and otherwise engaged the last few days, I have been delinquent in preparing my election coverage. What's going on this weekend? First, New Zealand, yesterday. The outcome was expected.

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Vos retreats

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On October 12, 2023
Lehnmat, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons If you've been paying attention to the various public statements (and the conspicuously empty space where certain public statements should have been, had impeachment been imminent) of various Wisconsin politicians and politics-watchers over the last week or...
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Election of the day: Slovakia

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On September 30, 2023
Today, Slovakia will elect a new parliament. The government that emerged from the 2020 election had been a cobbled-together coalition led by the somewhat incoherent disorganized conservative populist party OL'aNO, the "Ordinary People and Independent Personalities" party, and three other smaller parties. The coalition was...

Election of the Day: Madeira

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On September 24, 2023

Normally, I strive to post about any national election, only covering local and regional elections if there is some particular noteworthy significance. However, a reader emailed to request a thread.

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Election of the Day: Maldives

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On September 9, 2023
Today, The Maldives, a sparsely populated, deeply conservative island nation in the Indian Ocean, will hold their 4th presidential election under the rules of the 2008 constitution, which allowed for competitive elections with multiple candidates. (Prior to 2008, presidential elections were yes-or-no referendums on a...

Coup in Gabon?

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On August 30, 2023

I haven't been doing follow-ups to my election posts, but the news this morning out of Gabon compels a brief one. Ali Bongo was announced the winner (by a margin,.

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