Center for Electoral Forensics
[zuma rock]
[national palace]

The Next Haitian Election

Haiti has never had a stable government. Immediately after its 1804 independence, Dessalines took the title of Emperor for Life, and died in 1806. This pattern continued through the Presidency of “Baby Doc” Duvallier, which ended in 1986. Father Aristide became Haiti’s first democratically-elected president. He was overthrown in 1991.…

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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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[Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque]

Anastasiades Wins in Cyprus

In a usual presidential election in the Republic of Cyprus, the island’s division plays an important role. In 1974, a military coup d’├ętat against the popularly-elected president brought to power a military junta seeking to unite Cyprus with Greece. Turkey invaded to protect the Turks on Cyprus. When the smoke…

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[Carriacou, Grenada]

A Grenadian Sweep

The Caribbean island nation of Grenada one of the Windward Islands, sits at the southern end of the Lesser Antilles. It received independence from the United Kingdom in 1974 and was invaded by the United States in 1983. Since then, it has achieved full democracy, if not a strong economy.…

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