Center for Electoral Forensics
[tahrir Square]

Elections Called in Egypt

The Arab Spring was not easy on Egypt. Egyptians left the structure of an autocrat for the freedom of freedom. On November 28, 2011, Egypt held its parliamentary election. On June 24, 2012, Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi president (article: The Quality of Mursi). At the time, Morsi seemed to be…

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[GNC Website]

The NTC no more

Libya's election took place on July 7. Contrary to all other post-Arab Spring elections, Libya seems to have elected a pro-West government. The first party in the new General National Congress is National Forces Alliance, with 39 of the 200 seats (and a 48% vote share). The second party, the…

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[The Libyan Desert]

A Libyan Train Wreck

The election to fill the 200 seats of Libya's new and temporary legislature, the General National Conference, takes place on Saturday. Already, the indications are that it will sow discontent across the country, aggravating the rift between Tripoli and Benghazi.

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[temple of zeus]

Creating “Libyans”

New countries must form a sense of nationhood amongst its citizens. That is, the people of the new country must feel as though they belong to it first. This is one of the most difficult jobs. Countries that have failed to engender a sense of nationalism suffer from political fissures…

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[A map of the Three Historical Regions of Libya]

Cyrenaica Reborn?

Three separate historical regions compose the modern state of Libya: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. Not until 1951 did all three parts come together to for the Kingdom of Libya. Now, elected officials in Benghazi, Cyrenaica, are calling for full autonomy for the eastern portion of Libya. The National Transitional Council…

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