elections

Populism and the Australian election: what could fringe voters deliver to our parliament?

Populist voters could tip the balance to a Coalition government, writes Paul Kenny in The Guardian.

2016 Samoa Election Domestic Observation Report

On Friday 4 March 2016, Samoa conducted its 15th general election since independence in 1962.

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Austral

IB 2020/30 Voter Experiences during Bougainville’s 2019 Independence Referendum

This In Brief sets out the results of the independence referendum in Bougainville, held between 23 November and 7 December 2019, and presents the findings of research undertaken on a range of admin

DP 2020/03 Politics in Papua New Guinea 2017–20: From O’Neill to Marape

The author has been chronicling the politics of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for decades, and this Discussion Paper constitutes the most recent instalment in that body of work.

IB 2020/25 Lusim Hanmak: Why Women Candidates in Papua New Guinea Need to Start Early

Among Papua New Guineans, it is common practice for intending candidates to do their groundwork, known locally as ‘doing awareness’ or lusim hanmak,1 months before the official election period.

Launch of DPA’s observation report on the 2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections

On 5 February 2020, the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) launched its 2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections (NGE) Observation Report at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in Honiara.

IB 2019/21 The Voter as Commodity: The Phenomenon of Cross-border Voter Registration in Solomon Islands

The ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs ran a large-scale election observation exercise in Solomon Islands prior to, during and following national elections held on 3 April 2019.

DP 2019/03 The Search for Democracy in Fiji

This Discussion Paper is the third of a trilogy written after the November 2018 election in Fiji.

Myanmar’s Electoral System: Reviewing the 2010 and 2012 Elections and Looking Ahead to the 2015 General Elections

Hunter Marston, ‘Myanmar’s Electoral System: Reviewing the 2010 and 2012 Elections and Looking Ahead to the 2015 General Elections’, Asian Journal of Political Science, 21(3) 2013: 268-84.

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