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Germany’s 2021 election: How Germans vote

This is a guest post from Dylan Difford, as part of a series on elections, party systems and voting methods around the world. This Sunday (26th March), Germany goes to the polls to elect its...

Posted 23 Sep 2021

This election marks the fifth change in Germany’s head of government in the last 50 years

How do elections work in Norway?

Like most European countries, Norway first adopted proportional representation in the early 20th century, with this October representing 100 years since Norwegians elected their first proportional parliament.

Posted 09 Sep 2021

100 years since Norwegians elected their first proportional parliament

The Two-Bloc System: Scandinavia’s Best Kept Secret?

This is a guest post from Dylan Difford who has recently completed an MA in Politics at the University of Essex, focussing on party and voting systems in Britain and Europe. This week, people across...

Posted 23 Jun 2021

In a two-bloc system, voters decide the relative strengths of factions within the government

How a landmark bill could enhance democracy in the US

The 2020 US presidential election and down-ballot races were a success for democratic participation. The presidential race saw a record number of people – over 158 million US voters – turn out to vote and...

Posted 16 Feb 2021

HR1 is one of the most comprehensive attempts at reforming federal election law in US history