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How people elect parliaments

Electoral reform movement spreading across United States

Amid one of the most turbulent periods in US political history, campaigns for reforming the nation’s legislative election systems have been springing up across the nation in recent years. In … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

In memoriam: leading Australian electoral reformer passes away

One of the architects of the leading-edge electoral system used to elect the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, Canberra resident Boguslaw (Bogey) Musidlak, passed away last week. Musidlak, 63, was … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Scottish may be the key to UK electoral reform

If at any time soon the British Parliament legislates to reform the nation’s electoral system, it will almost certainly require the support of the Scottish National Party. After the recent … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Millions of British Voters Had No Choice

Millions of Britons could not exercise a proper choice at last June’s national elections, according to a new report from the British Electoral Reform Society. The ERS report condemns the continued … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Publisher calls for weighted vote system for Australian Parliament

Voters should maintain a direct and dynamic online relationship with professional parliamentarians, who would exercise weighted voting power in parliament according to how many supporters they maintain, according to a … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dual citizenship crisis roils Australian Parliament

Australia’s constitutional rules relating to eligibility for parliamentary election are wreaking havoc across the current Parliament. Two senators have already resigned, and three more parliamentarians have been referred to the … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Irish Unionists are nervous as vote patterns shift

The UK government stumbling towards a political accomodation with the Irish unionist DUP party comes at a time of increasing edginess for the unionist movement. Voters in both the Republic … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maltese election shock: 9% fail to turn out to vote

The Maltese people have participated in their early national election in surprisingly low numbers, with a mere 91% turning out to vote. Malta prides itself on astoundingly high electoral turnouts … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

British Columbia results confirmed: delicate minority government to follow

This month’s provincial election in British Columbia has been wrapped up after two weeks of counting postal ballots. There are no changes to the May 9 election night results, which … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

New party steals votes from South Australians

A newly formed Australian political party has taken possession of three elected positions in Australian parliaments, despite never having faced the voters. Earlier this year Australian Senator Cory Bernardi walked … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment