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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or minorities in the political process" (12).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government through free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (7).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process [in Macau]" (139).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
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" (8).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the opportunity to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage. The right to vote may be stripped for certain criminal offenses. For instance, in September the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) reportedly fined Border and Tribes minister Gul Agh Shirzai and removed his right to vote for improper campaign activities. Violence from the Taliban and other antigovernment groups and widespread allegations of fraud and corruption interfered with, but did not derail, the presidential election" (25). "No laws limit participation of women or members of minority groups in the political process. The October 2018 parliamentary...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"According to the legislation, men and women have the same rights to vote and to be elected" (20).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of ethnic minorities in the political process" (18).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government through free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage...No laws limit participation of women or members of minority groups in the political process, and they did participate" (7).
July 20, 2021, 8 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women in the UAE are allowed to drive, vote, work, and own and inherit property. A report from the In the World Economic Forum ranked the UAE second-best in the Middle East and North African (Mena) region for gender equality" (Para 5).
July 20, 2021, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women in the UAE are allowed to drive, vote, work, and own and inherit property. A report from the In the World Economic Forum ranked the UAE second-best in the Middle East and North African (Mena) region for gender equality" (Para 5).
July 7, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"The kingdom[Saudi Arabia] has granted women greater rights in recent years, like the right to drive, run and vote in local elections and play sports in school"(para 50).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There has been little progress since Japanese women earned the right to vote 70 years ago" (2).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The legislative guarantees for provision of equal opportunities for women and men to vote in any kind of elections and public referenda" (32).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Finland has always been a pioneer in political gender equality, the first country in Europe to give women the vote in 1906" (para 7).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Council of Ministers has approved legislation that would allow Saudi women to vote and stand as candidates in upcoming municipal council elections" (para 1, 5). "Women were not allowed to participate in the 2011 elections but Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques had ordered shortly before the polls that they should be allowed to do so from the 2015 elections onwards" (para 2).
Dec. 21, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Men and women have the right to vote and stand for elections in the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates since the beginning of the electoral experience in 2006" (para 3).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"…women were granted suffrage in 2002" (8).
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).