It was the first time in a Westminster democracy that citizens were given the chance to change their electoral system. The rest is history.
Referenda may well have a place in the country’s democracy, but if the form of an electoral system can be referred to a referendum, why not capital punishment, abortion or LGBT rights?
Lesotho has done a good job of curbing the powers of its monarch and making its electoral system inclusive.
The whole idea behind independent candidates is the hope that their inclusion might improve the accountability of parliamentarians to the voters. The bill doesn’t do that.
The wave of protests across Canada against vaccine mandates are signs of growing tensions that the federal government doesn’t represent the views of many people. It’s time for election reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
The ANC’s choice of parliamentary Speaker reflects poorly on the party leadership and contrasts starkly with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to uncorrupt governance.
Angola needs a mixed electoral system. This would promote accountability through the direct election of representatives from constituencies.
The March elections in the Netherlands, and the fact that a government still hasn’t been formed, illustrate both the benefits and problems with proportional representation.
The majority of Americans say they’d like to be able to vote for a third party. Donald Trump says he might start one. But neither is likely to happen.
The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court verdict is possibly a defining moment for South Africa’s electoral system.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.
A chorus of politicians are once again calling for electoral reform after the UK’s 2019 election.
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?
Senate voting is pretty complicated. Here’s how preferential voting and proportional representation work – and how to make sure your vote is counted on election day.
The current crisis in British politics is significant for countries like South Africa where a change in electoral systems is needed.
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.