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People gather in Paris after the second round of the legislative election on July 7, 2024. A leftist coalition that came together to keep the far right from power won the most parliamentary seats in runoff elections amid a high voter turnout. (AP Photo/Louise Delmotte)

Here’s how progressive, collaborative electoral alternatives can beat the far right

If political parties respect voters and focus on policy rather than polls and partisan hackery, Canadians might have something substantive to choose from when the next federal election is called.
The African National Congress has lost electoral support but remains dominant. Phill Magakoe / AFP via Getty Images.

South Africa’s ruling party is performing dismally, but a flawed opposition keeps it in power

Dissatisfied ANC voters were much more likely to switch their votes if they held positive views of an opposition party. However, the problem for the opposition is that few people held these views.
A young voter fills out her ballot at a polling site in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 2022. Public polling underestimated the strength of the youth vote in the recent U.S. midterms. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Young U.S. voters reduced the ‘Red Wave’ to a ‘Pink Splash’ in the midterm elections — why didn’t polls predict it?

The U.S. midterms revealed a generational shift away from youth voter apathy. The apathetic, in fact, seem to be those trying to accurately measure public opinion using outdated methods.
Low voter turnout in recent Canadian elections sharply illustrates how the public is disconnected from political institutions and their representatives. How can they be re-engaged? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Power to the people: How Canada can build a more connected and responsive Parliament

Problems with party politics abound, largely driven by the fusion of executive and legislative powers that enforces party discipline. Here’s how to get the public more involved.

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