Center for Electoral Forensics
[Independence Arch]
[Barcelona, Catalonia]
[Kenema-Kailahun road]

Koroma Wins

Sierra Leone held its third presidential election (and first self-administered) since the end of the civil war that pitted the north against the south. As with all civil wars, they are not truly civil. The end is not the end. Wounds linger. Loyalties do not die. How do the results…

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[Freetown]
[golden hall]

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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