Center for Electoral Forensics
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Japan's Next Election

Japan is a typical parliamentary democracy. The chief of state is isolated from electoral concerns. The head of government is not. Emperor Akihito is Japan's 125th emperor. Prime Minister Noda is Japan's 62nd premier. He has held that position since Naoto Kan resigned in September 2011. Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the…

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[Hong Kong]

Beijing Wins

On Sunday, September 9, 2012, Hong Kongers went to the polls to elect their next Legislative Council. This was the first legislative election since the constitutional reforms of 2012, thus 70 members were elected, not 60. Much of the politics of Hong Kong centers on its relationship with Beijing, this…

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[Namdaemun Gate]

Park to be President?

The December 19, 2012, Presidential election in South Korea will be the first in Korea featuring a woman representing a major party. The ruling Saenuri Party (formerly the Grand National Party) selected Park Geun-hye as their candidate. Park is not a political novice, however. Her father was Korean President Park…

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[Tsogt Taij]

Vote Counting and the Hural

On June 28, 2012, Mongolians went to the polls to elect their next State Great Hural, their unicameral parliament. As mentioned in a previous article (article: The Next State Great Hural), the Democratic Party had a good probability of becoming the plurality party, if not the majority party. Mongolia held…

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