Unlike Canada's newly elected House of Commons, New Zealand’s parliament reflects the will of voters. So do other proportional representation systems. Canada has plenty of choice.
What would the Canadian election results have looked like with electoral reform?
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets in support of action on climate change, but that didn't lead to seats for the Green Party.
Politicians have been using memes to appear cool, plugged in, even 'lit.' Here's why that's not necessarily a smart idea.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
Governments in Canada are routinely enacting public policies that primarily benefit economic elites, raising questions about government legitimacy and competency. Who's looking out for us?
Italy's political future hangs in the balance – will it see another chaotic grand coalition, or take an anti-EU populist step into the unknown?
There are good reasons to be concerned about the procedures used for voter registration in many countries, including many long-established democracies.
While the Maori Party got wiped out in this weekend's New Zealand election, there's still a Maori presence in the country's political system. That's why Canadian First Nations should take note.
Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity. Instead, elections continue to offer up the hard choice between electoral credibility and political stability.
As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country's electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.
Queensland led the way in the 1920s – it's about time for the other states to catch up on reforming local council elections.
For the third time in a row, first past the post has delivered confusion rather than stability.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The new Senate is representative of the wide range of views in Australia – and far more so than the House of Representatives.
Unlike similar democracies, Australia neither limits political donations nor campaign expenditure by political parties at the federal level.
There have long been complaints that British general elections don't produce a fair result. Are the locals any better?
Reform to how Australia's Senate is elected should happen – but only if it genuinely strengthens voters’ rights.
The Conservatives could govern for a long time, but it won't be an easy ride.
Parliamentary log-jam, unwilling backbenchers and Conservative preference for first-past-the-post make reform unlikely.