International News Archive

  • “Aliens” voting rights in Slovenia

    “Aliens” voting rights in Slovenia

    The main local government authority is a representative body that adopts basic decisions in the local community, and it is generally elected directly by local community residents. In local elections each person has the right to vote only in their own municipality, so the voting rights are tied to residents of the local community. Aliens […]

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  • Freiburg Voting District 100% Video (Germany)

    Freiburg Voting District 100% Video (Germany)

    I would like to draw your attention to our latest 100%-product: a music video to attract people in Freiburg to go to our polling stations in Freiburg. www.facebook.com/FreiburgerWahlkreis100 http://wahlkreis100.de/sites/home.htm

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  • Foreigners Vote in Argentina

    Foreigners Vote in Argentina

    Though foreign residents cannot vote in national elections (president and vice–president and national legislators), they can cast their votes in those provinces which legislation allows foreigners to vote in provincial/municipal elections. To exercise this right it is a preliminary requirement to know the corresponding provincial legislation. Nevertheless, in all cases it is mandatory to have […]

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  • South Korea – Voting Rights of Foreign Residents

    South Korea – Voting Rights of Foreign Residents

    According to information received from the Seoul Metropolitan Election Commission, some expatriates (foreign residents) in Korea are permitted to vote in referenda or in regional elections. (This does not apply to general or presidential elections.) Only the following expatriates are eligible to vote: Foreigners, aged 19 and older, holding an F-5 visa, who have lived […]

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  • Argentina proposes giving noncitizens and 16-year-olds voting rights in national elections

    Argentina proposes giving noncitizens and 16-year-olds voting rights in national elections

    By Michael Warren, Associated Press Daily Reporter (August 20, 2012) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina is rethinking what it means to be a citizen, proposing radical changes that would have both foreigners and 16-year-olds vote to determine who should run the country. More…

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  • Un tiers des pays dans le monde ont ouvert le droit de vote à des étrangers

    Un tiers des pays dans le monde ont ouvert le droit de vote à des étrangers

    INTERVIEW En Europe, seuls dix Etats, dont la France, limitent le droit de vote aux élections locales aux seuls résidents européens, rappelle le politologue Hervé Andrès. Par CORDÉLIA BONAL recueilli par Politologue au CNRS, Hervé Andrès, est l’auteur d’une thèse de doctorat sur le droit de vote des étrangers («Le droit de vote des étrangers, […]

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  • You’re an immigrant… You live in Athens

    You’re an immigrant… You live in Athens

    Claim your rights. Vote for the coming local elections In recent decades, Athens has become a multicultural city. Thousands of immigrants, men and women, now live and work here, often in very harsh conditions. It is known however that the Greek government makes in various ways the lives of immigrants more difficult: in public services, […]

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  • VOTE: Foreigners Can Vote in Local Elections

    VOTE: Foreigners Can Vote in Local Elections

    8 Nov 2010 – Michaela Terenzani – Stanková – Politics & Society EVERY foreigner with permanent residence in Slovakia is eligible to participate in the upcoming local elections, regardless of their citizenship. They can cast their votes for candidates for mayoral positions and for seats on municipal councils. To vote in the municipal elections, foreigners […]

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  • Sweden’s Election 2010

    Sweden’s Election 2010

    The general election to the Riksdag, municipal assemblies and county council assemblies will be held on 19 September 2010. More information PDF

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  • The main features of the Norwegian electoral system

    The main features of the Norwegian electoral system

    Qualified to vote at parliamentary elections is any Norwegian national who reaches the age of 18 by the end of the year of election, and who has at some time been registered at the Population Registry as resident in Norway. The latter qualification does not apply to members of the diplomatic corps or members of […]

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