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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws prevent women or minority members from voting, running for office, or serving as electoral monitors, but cultural and traditional practices inhibited women’s ability to do so" (Pg 27-28).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (34).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"[Macau] The law limits citizens’ ability to change their government through credible periodic elections, and citizens did not have universal suffrage" (page 132).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides citizens the ability to choose the president, as well as members of the Assembly of Experts and parliament, peacefully through elections based on universal suffrage" (28).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women… in the political process" (7).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women in the political process" (12).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (18).
March 22, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (7).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women in the political process, and they did participate" (20).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women and minorities generally participated in the political system without formal restriction, although significant cultural and social barriers largely excluded women from decision-making positions" (para 175).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (8).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (15). "No laws prevent women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life" (15).
March 15, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and women and minorities did participate. Approximately 30 percent of the ethnic minority population were noncitizens who could not participate in elections and had no representation in government" (11-12).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process" (6).
March 8, 2019, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (p. 12).
March 7, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (p. 10).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

On September 14, President Ghani signed a decree prohibiting employees and officials of security and judicial institutions, specifically the Supreme Court, Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, and National Directorate of Security, from political party membership while government employees. Noncompliant employees could be fired" (19). "Only citizens who are 18 years or older and have the right to vote can join a political party. Certain members of the government, judiciary, military, and government-affiliated commissions are prohibited from political party membership during their tenure in office" (22).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (6).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process" (9).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Qatari Constitution enshrines the right to vote. Article 42 provides that 'the State guarantees to all citizens the right to vote and to stand for election in accordance with the law''' (17,30). "The State of Qatar supports women in rising to positions of leadership and taking part in the public administration of the State. That includes exercising political rights such as the right to vote and the right to stand for municipal council elections in accordance with international standards. Decree No. 17 of 1998 on the system for electing municipal council members guarantees full equality between men and women in the right to vote and stand for municipal council...more
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Kuwait –Women now have the right to vote" (para 15).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (22).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities, and they did participate" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"As part of the country’s strict separation of religion from politics, the law barred ordained members of the clergy, including Buddhist monks and nuns, from participating in politics. This prohibition meant clergy could not vote or run for office. No other laws limit the participation of women... in the political process" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (8).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Let's remember that on the 1st of December of 1957 women were recognized for thw first time as Colombian citizens and were able to exercise their right to vote for the first time. For that occasion, 1'835,255 women attended the polls" (para 4).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised this ability" (para 111)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides citizens the ability to choose the president, as well as members Assembly of Experts and Islamic Consultative Assembly peacefully through elections based on universal and equal suffrage" (para 120)