Center for Electoral Forensics
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The ABCs of Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is an enclave, entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. This geography has fundamentally influenced Lesotho and its foreign and domestic politics. As with most African countries, its post-independence history is filled with military governments, elections, coups d'état, and juntas. Throughout it all, Lesotho kept…

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The PML-N Wins 18

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is primarily located between India and Afghanistan, although it shares a desert border with Iran and a mountainous border with China. As a former British colony, one would expect its government style to be based on the Westminster model.…

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Rock painting at Mphunzi in Chongoni Rock Art Area
New Delhi

The Largest Democracy

India is a federal, parliamentary, constitutional republic. While the Chief of State is the President, the office holds little real power. The power in the government is in the hands of the 545 members of the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament). What does this election portend for the next…

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Berlusconi Loses in Italy

Once again, Italians headed to the polls to elect a parliament. The House of Representatives has 630 deputies are elected through party-list proportional representation from each of Italy's 20 regions. Since the founding of the Second Republic in 1994, old political parties vanished, to be replaced by politicians. Millionaire Silvio…

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