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Holding on to power in a parliamentary democracy

The Manila Times 24 Jan 2023
... minister at least in principle may not have been elected from an electoral district at all, but was "elected" by having been placed high up on a party list submitted by his or her (typically major) political party for the purpose of the parliamentary proportional representation.
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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio signs landmark gender equality law, urges more women political ...

The Point 24 Jan 2023
He used the occasion to urge all political parties to go beyond the legal minimum of the number of women when they compiled their proportional representation lists ahead of the elections in June this year ... “The key provisions of this law speak to the principles of inclusion, representation, participation, and a more responsive posture on gender.
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President Bio signs landmark gender equality law – opening doors for more women in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph 22 Jan 2023
He said he is looked forward to a more vibrant and diverse parliament with greater numbers of women and women’s voices; urging all political parties to go beyond the legal minimum of the number of women when they compile their proportional representation lists ahead of the elections in June this year ... The list is endless.
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Parties rally together to reject PDI-P’s proposal

The Jakarta Post 09 Jan 2023
Currently, Indonesia allows voters to choose among legislative candidates on open-list ballots, rather than just from among political parties under the closed-list proportional representation format for legislative elections.
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Party leaders reject closed-list electoral system

The Jakarta Post 08 Jan 2023
Currently, Indonesia allows voters to choose among legislative candidates on open-list ballots, rather than just from among political parties under the closed-list proportional representation format for legislative elections.
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State Papers: Government fears GFA talks could be derailed by proposed ban on foreign fundraising for political parties

Belfast Telegraph 05 Jan 2023
The Government feared that peace talks could be derailed over moves to ban overseas funding to political parties ... “It is the Government's intention to have a statutory definition of a ‘political party’ in order to operate any system of proportional representation where successful candidates are drawn from party lists,” the letter reads.
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Parties reject closed-list electoral system

The Jakarta Post 04 Jan 2023
Pro-government and opposition parties put on a united front on Tuesday against a push to ditch the current open-list proportional representation format for legislative elections, which allows voters to have ...
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House factions reject closed-list elections

The Jakarta Post 04 Jan 2023
Pro-government and opposition parties put on a united front on Tuesday against a push to ditch the current open-list proportional representation format for legislative elections, which allows voters to have an ...
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Why are Tunisia’s parliamentary elections so controversial?

Al Jazeera 17 Dec 2022
A new electoral law means that only individuals can run for election, rather than parties ... The new law changed voting from a proportional representation, list-based system to a one-vote system ... 12 political parties, including Ennahda – which previously held the largest number of seats in parliament, are boycotting the elections.
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EDITORIAL: National Assembly reverts to bovine predictability

Business Day 14 Dec 2022
The failure is one of the system itself, in which MPs are beholden to the parties that place them on their election lists and can remove them at the slightest hint of disobedience of the party line. It will only be remedied when the system of proportional representation is ...
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EDITORIAL: Kishida’s support of Sugita raises doubts about his diversity stance

Asahi News 03 Dec 2022
... the offended parties ... She was elected in the past two Lower House elections, having been placed high on the LDP’s list of candidates for the proportional representation section of the western Chugoku region, where voters are asked to write the names of the parties they vote for.
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No gender parity in new Tunisia electoral law: HRW

The New Arab 04 Nov 2022
Amendments to the electoral law in 2014 required political parties to give women a higher quota in their candidate lists. By 2017, political parties had to ensure that women made up at least half of their lists. "The new electoral law, however, replaces the previous proportional ...
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Fiji activist says more women should stand in December election

RNZ 04 Nov 2022
Her move is expected to boost the NFP's political fortunes as it tries to defeat the ruling FijiFirst party which has been in power since 2014 ... The country has an open list proportional representation electoral system, and political parties and independents must meet a 5 percent threshold of total votes cast to get elected into parliament.
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Germany’s parliament is more female than it was

Economist 03 Nov 2022
The proportion of members of the Bundestag (parliament) who are women has ... At least 40% of their party posts are reserved for women, which includes at least 40% of places on party lists for seats in parliament and lower bodies that are allocated by proportional representation.
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Fiji’s 2022 general elections: What you need to know

RNZ 31 Oct 2022
How many parties are contesting?. Nine political parties have registered to contest the 2022 elections, two more than the previous elections ... According to him, under Fiji's open list proportional representation electoral system since 2014, "it is rare to have one party commanding a majority.

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