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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

Aug. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-LAW-1

“Women in that country cannot go to school, cannot vote, go shopping or otherwise engage in the public sphere without the permission of a man” (para 1).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
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" (18).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women fully exercise their rights to vote and to stand for election in accordance with the Socialist Constitution, the Law on the Election of Deputies to People’s Assemblies at All Levels and the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women. The Socialist Constitution gives all citizens who have reached the age of 17 the right to vote and to be elected, irrespective of sex, race, occupation, length of residence, property status, education, party affiliation, political views or religion (art. 66). The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women provides that women have equal rights with men to vote and to stand for...more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides the majority of citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (32).
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Although the law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections conducted by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage, lack of government control over parts of the country, defects in the electoral process, prolonged extension of parliament’s mandate, and corruption in public office restricted this ability" (24).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The right to vote is guaranteed by law to all women (Cf. Constitution of 6 November 2015, arts. 57 and 58, and Electoral Act 2014)" (26).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens with the ability to choose their government peacefully through free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage" (25)
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (15).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"While there are no laws limiting the participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, low numbers of women participated in the political process" (16).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process" (17).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process" (22).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit women’s or minorities’ political participation as voters or candidates" (21).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
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, but citizens were unable to exercise this right during the year due to the government’s and CENI’s failure to organize elections in accordance with the constitution" (page 32).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
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, and citizens exercised that ability" (page 7).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"In 2015 the country held municipal elections on a nonparty basis for two-thirds of the 3,159 seats in the 284 municipal councils around the country. Information on whether the elections met international standards was not available, but independent polling station observers identified no significant irregularities with the elections. For the first time, women were allowed to vote and run as candidates" (1). "Women were allowed to vote and run as candidates for the first time. The voting age was also lowered universally to 18 years. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs actively encouraged women’s participation in the municipal elections" (35).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens with the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage, but the government limited this right" (page 13).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
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" (Pg 42).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political process, and they did participate in local, provincial, and national elections" (Pg 22).
July 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process" (Pg 23).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2, VOTE-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Five of the 34 cabinet members were women, as was the senior presidential advisor for national reconciliation. There were 12 women among the 140 members of parliament. Some observers believed traditional attitudes and cultural practices limited the ability of women to participate in political life on the same basis as men. In November 2016 the National Assembly passed a gender equality law. The law outlaws gender discrimination and establishes quotas for women’s representation in elective offices, and public and private institutions. It also establishes an independent National Observatory for Male/Female Equality to...more
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no laws preventing women or members of minority groups from voting, running for office, and serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life" (Pg 22).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"In contrast to the interim constitution, the 2017 constitution largely 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, although particulars about the electoral process and the composition of members of parliament remained pending, and elections had not been held by year’s end" (page 25).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
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" (page 17).
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
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" (page 12).
July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women have the right to vote" (Pg 58).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women gained the right to vote in 2005" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women have the right to vote, but husbands or other patriarchal figures were known to influence their decisions" (Pg 14).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-LAW-1, VOTE-DATA-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"For the first time, women were allowed to vote and run as candidates, and the voting age was lowered universally to 18 years. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs actively encouraged women’s participation in the December municipal elections. According to the ministry, 131,188 women registered to vote (compared with 1,373,971 men registered in 2015 and previous election cycles), and 979 ran as candidates (compared with 5,938 men). Election regulations prohibited candidates from contesting under party affiliation. Twenty-one women won seats, and 17 were appointed to seats" (Pg 31).
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"While no laws prevent women from voting, cultural and traditional barriers in tribal and rural areas impeded some women from voting" (Pg 37).
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).