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Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries

Volume 1, Part 1

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The first volume presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way, aiming to stimulate wider discussions about the available options. In order to make comparative analyses easier, wherever possible each legislative scheme is presented in a common format, highlighting those features which are considered to be a part of the essential framework of that scheme. This compendium is not a mere collection of election laws. The form of the presentation of each legislative scheme (which at times takes account of procedures and practice guidelines) focuses on the organisation and conduct of elections for the National Assembly (by whatever name called in the country concerned). In a few cases presidential elections and elections to the Upper House are presented where the procedures therefore are considered appropriate for noting.

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Preface

There is a growing realisation among members of the Commonwealth of Nations that the holding of free and fair elections is the centrepiece of democratisation. This has caused many Commonwealth countries in the recent past to review their Constitution and election laws. Some countries are in the process of so doing, while others are expected to do so soon.

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