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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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South Africa

The legal structures of apartheid South Africa were incapable of supporting the organisation and conduct of non-racial multi-party democratic elections. Because of this fact, a completely new legal scheme had to be established for the organisation and conduct of the first non-racial democratic elections held in April 1994.

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