Islanders currently stand as independent candidates, but this special system could be about to disappear.
From God’s mouth to a ballot box near you.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
A mural of Savita Halappanavar, who died from pregnancy complications after being refused an abortion.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
What is Ireland voting on and why?
A sign at a candlelit vigil tells the story of a country sliding further into authoritarianism.
If the referendum goes President Pierre Nkrunziza's way, it will also be a further blow to ordinary Burundians, who live in a state of hardship and adversity.
This vote should be about the morality of letting women suffer.
Beverly Yuen Thompson/Flickr
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
In courting the right, President Lenin Moreno (L) has broken with his powerful predecessor, Rafael Correa, unleashing a very public Twitter feud.
Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has been flirting with conservatives. Beyond irking his base, it has also lead to mass resignations and Twitter battles with his powerful left-wing predecessor.
The prime minister’s office denied suggestions that Malcolm Turnbull had given support to Bill Shorten’s proposal for four-year terms.
Bill Shorten said the federal political system seemed 'out of whack in that everything is so short term'.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey's president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
The British parliament passed the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act in 1900.
Museum of Australian Democracy
Australia's Constitution is a product of foreign and domestic political influences. It has become one of the enduring aspects of Australian politics and law, for better and worse.
Sir Duke wants a second referendum. Or does he?
He's been gone for 40 years but the Duke could still make a valuable philosophical contribution to the Brexit debate.