Participation in Elections

Participation in Elections - Countries in which the current...

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Participation in Elections There are four sub-categories (indicators) in this section dealing with participation in the formal political process, through the elections of the executive and legislative branches of government. They address whether the head of state and legislature in office during a given year came to office through a process of free, fair, and competitive elections. The four indicators in this sub-category are: 1. Free and fair executive elections, i.e., was the current head of state elected through free and fair elections? Assessment is based on whether official international observer missions judge these elections to be "free and fair," basically free and fair with some significant problems, or unfair results. A score of "2" indicates fully free and fair; "1" indicates partially free and fair; and "0" indicates not free and fair.
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Unformatted text preview: Countries in which the current head of state did not come to power through elections are also assigned a "0. 2. Participation of the opposition in executive elections, i.e., were these executive elections contested by the main opponents? A score of "1" indicates yes and "0" indicates no. 3. Free and fair legislative elections, i.e., was the current legislature elected through free and fair elections? A score of "2" indicates fully free and fair;"1" indicates partially free and fair; and "0" indicates not free and fair. 4. Participation of the opposition in legislative elections, i.e., were these legislative elections contested by the main opposition parties? A score of "1" indicates yes and "0" indicates no....
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ECON 201 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Whittier.

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