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Elections and Electoral Systems in Africa

Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich and Bernhard Thibaut

in Elections in Africa

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296454
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296452.003.0001
 Elections and Electoral Systems in Africa

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This is a comparative introduction to elections and electoral systems in Africa. The first section is a historical overview, which points out that although elections have been an integral part of African politics since political independence, they take place with a wide range of frequencies and under very difficult political conditions. The second section discusses the types of electoral systems found: parliamentary and presidential (or semipresidential). The last section discusses the problem of compiling electoral statistics.

Keywords: Africa; elections; electoral systems; history; parliamentary electoral systems; presidential electoral systems; semipresidential electoral systems

Chapter.  15731 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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