Center for Electoral Forensics
[Mount Kenya]

Kenya, Day One

The Republic of Kenya is a member of the East African Community. As such, it tends to be more prosperous and more stable than the average African state. Unfortunately, this does not mean that Kenya is stable and democratic. The 2007 general elections saw a spate of pre-election violence and…

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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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[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'état 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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[Parliament Building]
[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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