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EISA Observer Mission Report Democratic Republic of the Congo presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections: National Assembly and first round presidential elections (30 July 2006); Provincial assembly and second round presidential elections (29 Oc

"This report sums up the main observations, findings and conclusions of the EISA Missions and makes appropriate recommendations to the relevant stakeholders in the DRC for further improvements. The report will be shared with all electoral stakehol...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Mauritius national assembly elections 3 July 2005

"This report sums up the main observations and findings of the EISA Mission and makes appropriate recommendations to the relevant electoral stakeholders in Mauritius for further improvements. The report will be shared with all electoral stakeholde...

Governance Quality and Government Commitment to the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism

"This paper investigates the relationship between the existing quality of a country’s political and economic governance and it’s government’s decision whether or not to participate in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) of the New Partnership...

Dilemmas of Political Transition: Towards Institutionalisation of Multiparty Democracy In Tanzania

"The paper identifies Tanzania’s democracy as an electoral democracy that is consolidating, albeit at a snail’s pace and despite the numerous challenges it continues to face. Since the introduction of multiparty politics Tanzania is, still going ...

Election Talk [Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique]

This paper comprises several articles written by 4 different authors. Hajat discussed the Malawian presidential election campaign in 2004. Prof Good discussed the impact of parliament expansion on the electoral process in Botswana. Kaapama discuss...

Political Parties: Development and Change in Malawi

"Multiparty democracy is becoming increasingly entrenched in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)region. The first stage of the programme focused on political parties and attempted to answer whether the transition improved the effect...

Parties and Political Development in Namibia

"This study has investigated the nature of political parties in Namibia. Parties that were formed in the early 1960’s and 1970’s tend to look backwards into history to consolidate their support. But since the history of some of these parties has n...

Parties and Political Development in Tanzania

"This report presents findings from a study conducted in Tanzania for the EISA project on ‘Strengthening democracy through dialogue with parties.’ The overall aims of this project are to examine the functioning and regulation of parties in Tanzani...

Parties and Political Development in Mozambique

"The present study has highlighted a number of critical shortcomings in the institutionalization of parties in Mozambique. It is thus an important contribution to the debate on the role of parties in the consolidation of the democratic process in ...

Political Movements and the Challenges for Democracy in Swaziland

"The present report investigates the operations of 3 major political organizations in Swaziland : the NNLC, the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), and Sive Siyinqabaj(SS). SS calls itself a cultural group. Due to the interest SS has sho...

Election Talk A fortnightly policy brief from the EISA No 10 1 March 2004

This policy brief comprises several articles written by 4 different authors. Dr Sebudubudu’s article is about the 2004 Botswana election campaign process. He discussed the new electoral system, the main players i.e the political parties and the v...

Election Update 2003 Swaziland No 1

This press release has several articles which was written by different authors. Jackie Kalley discussed the historical background of Swaziland – how the country came into being. Wole Olaleye discussed the Geography, population and the Economic Str...

Election Update 2004 Namibia No 3

"This briefing paper assesses Namibia’s third Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place from Nov 15-16 2004. The paper will be deliberating on the following key elements: polling stations, election materials, secrecy of the ba...

Parties and Political Transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo

"The aim of this research report is to try and understand the political parties in the DRC revealing how their history, nature, structures, functioning and processes impact on democratic governance in the country. Three categories of weakness emer...

Political Parties and Political Evolution in Angola

"In general this report tackles the most important research conclusions, namely those related to legislation governing the establishment and operation of political parties, as well as the environment in which they operate. It also identifies the i...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Lesotho

"The overall conclusion drawn from this study is that although gaps and deficits can still be identified – especially in the areas of equity in the distribution of national resources, greater commitment to gender equity and enhanced capacity for s...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Malawi

"This report analyses the functioning of a number of institutional building blocks for democracy in Malawi and assesses how stable and functional they are. The report does not delve into issues pertaining to ‘stateness’ and ‘nationhood’ although t...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Namibia

"The study argues that democracy in Namibia is underpinned by liberal precepts. Liberal democracy and its preoccupation with individual liberties is, however, insufficient in a developing context such as that of Namibia. Sustaining democracy in Na...

Election Update 2006 South Africa No 3

Several authors have contributed to this Election Update. The issues discussed in the articles focused mainly on the following subjects: Election Observation and Monitoring, Challenges for new Local Authorities, Annoucement of Results, Result Patt...

Election Update 2006 South Africa No 2

"This report deals with the actual election phase. Every stage of this process went fairly smoothly. The IEC therefore achieved its overall goal of effectively implementing a successful election. However there are areas that still need attention. ...

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