Center for Electoral Forensics
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Swedish General Election 2014

The Swedish general election was held on September 14, 2014, to elect the Riksdag, all 21 county councils, and 290 municipal assemblies. The centre-right Alliance for Sweden coalition (comprising the Moderate Party, Liberal People's Party, Centre Party, and Christian Democrats) sought a third term in government. In contrast to the…

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New Zealand 2014

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. It is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of England and the House of Representatives comprising the Parliament. Unlike other countries, the parliamentary election rules are is a little different…

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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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Jonathan Lost

The Federal Republic of Nigeria held its latest quadrennial presidential election. Most polls showed the challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. None of the polls, however, were believable in terms of sampling method, age, and weighting. But, broken clocks and poor polls can be right once in a…

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