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Setting Benchmarks for Enhanced Political Party Performance for Democratic Governance in Africa

"The main premise for the fifth symposium was the acknowledgement that political parties are the cornerstones of representative democracy. Political parties and party systems are necessary for functioning democratic governance systems, and appropria…

Handbook on Kenya's Electoral Laws and Systems: Highlights of the Electoral Laws and System established by and under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and other Statutes

"The Handbook on Kenya’s Electoral Laws and System provides timely and invaluable one-stop reference to the electoral reforms recently undertaken in Kenya. By relating to international best practices, Conventions and special interest groups in elect…

Liberia The 23 August 2011 Referendum The 11 October 2011 Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives Elections The 8 November 2011 Presidential Run off Election

"On the basis of its observations and information received from stakeholders in Liberia, and based on the benchmarks provided in the AU Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa, the Declaration of Principles on Internat…

South Africa's founding democratic election 1994 A select and annotated bibliography

"Reflected strongly in the literature are the prevalent pre-election concerns: violence, its roots, distribution and possible escalation; pressure points, the KwaZulu-Natal cauldron, boycotts or participation, power play or mediation; accommodation …

Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC region: Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zimbabwe

"The workshop had an impact on two levels, first it allowed parties with different origins and capacities,levels of development and political cultures to exchange experiences and to share the challenges they face in their respective countries. The …

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Lesotho National Assembly Elections 17 February 2007

"This report sets forth the assessment of the EISA mission to the Lesotho elections of 17 February 2007, including the mission’s observation and analysis of the electoral process from the pre-election phase and the polling phase to the tabulation a…

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Tanzania presidential national assembly and local government elections 14 December 2005

"The report summarises the main findings of the EISA mission and makes appropriate recommendations to the relevant election stakeholders in Tanzania, with a view to improving the electoral process and triggering subsequent reforms. The report will b…

EISA Election Observer Mission Report: Zambia Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections 28 September 2006

"This report sets forth the assessment of the EISA Observer Mission to the Zambian tripartite elections of 28 September 2006, including the mission’s findings, analysis and recommendations on the electoral process in all its phases, especially the i…

Legitimisation or Delegitimisation of Electoral Process: Role of Domestic Electoral Observers (K-Dop) in Kenya's 2002 General Elections

"This contribution is structured in three parts : 1)political context of observation, The 2002 general elections was more a personality and ethnic contestation than an ideological contest between political parties. 2)Kenya domestic observation prog…

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This newsletter contains 4 articles. Masterson's article examines various pieces of legislation and how they interact to establish the conditions for the political parties to compete in the upcoming elections. Kabemba's article aims to interrogate t…

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

The newsletter has various articles that was written by 4 different authors. Kabemba discussed the nomination of candidates and the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Grant Masterson discussed the voter registration qualification and voter regis…

Election Talk [Botswana, Malawi, Namibia,Mozambique]

Prof Tsie looked at delimitation of constituencies, demarcation of polling districts and identification of polling stations. Prof Chirwa discussed the post election situation in Malawi. He examines the mismanagement of the electoral process and the …

Election Talk [Botswana, Malawi,Mozambique,Namibia]

This brief has several articles written by 4 different authors. Dr Sebudubudu discussed the boycott of the All Party Conference in Botswana by the main opposition parties. Dr Kanyongolo discussed the consequences of increased separation between part…

Election Talk [Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana]

This brief consists of several articles written by 5 different authors. Brooks and Letsholo highlighted the nature of the accusations from the warring parties, which appear to have surrounded RENAMO leader, Afonso Dhlakama's visit to Sofala in April…

Election Talk [Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana]

This monthly policy brief consists of several articles written by 4 different authors. Kaapama discussed the Local Government elections of Namibia and the implications for the general election. De Brito reviewed the updating of the voters roll ahead…

From Military Rule to Multiparty Democracy Political Reforms and Challenges in Lesotho

"This study seeks to evaluate the prospects for the endurance of multiparty democracy in Lesotho. The data used is based primarily on information gathered during interviews with key stakeholders – that is, political parties, electoral commissioners,…

Elections and Democracy in Zambia

"This case study seeks to evaluate the prospects for the endurance of multiparty democracy in Zambia. The data used is based primarily on information gathered during interviews with key stakeholders in the political process in Zambia, namely politic…

Election Talk [Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi,Botswana]

This brief contains several articles which were written by 4 different authors. Dr Sitoe discussed the following question: Can the "Mozambican Miracle" survive the scenario of forced co-habitation?" Dr Tonchi examined the third delimitation commissi…

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 discussed…

Negotiating the impasse: Challenges and prospects for democratisation in Zimbabwe

"The monograph is presented in 6 sections. It begins by locating the study within a historical background in order to provide an overarching political framework, which will give readers the perspective and contextual understanding of the findings pr…

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