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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work and communications around the world. Stay-at-home orders have been instituted to reduce in-person transmission and resulted in many activities being moved online.
Elections around the world have been impacted by COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Originally published on ElectionGuide
A fact sheet from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems summarizes the four different ways women’s reserved seats in Bangladesh are currently filled: one system at the national level, two at the subdistrict level and one at the local level.
On September 20, 2015, Nepal’s Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution, transitioning Nepal to a Federal Democratic Republic divided into seven provinces.
On November 8, 2015, Myanmar will hold general elections. Voters will elect a total of 1,171 representatives to Myanmar’s national Parliament and State and Region Assemblies. In the months following the election, the national Parliament will vote to elect a President.
According to international law, all people are entitled to certain political rights, including a citizen’s right to influence and participate in the public affairs of his/her society. Political participation can take many forms, the most notable of which is the right to vote.