Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Presidential Election

  • Brazil’s Most Important Election Ever: What is at Stake and What Might Happen Next?

    —Emílio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais, and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil’s next elections will be held on Sunday, October 2. More than any other political event since the country’s transition to democracy in 1985, these elections are an inflection point for Brazil’s near and long future.

  • The Game of Thrones, Courts, and the Democratic Process in Indonesia

    —Dian A H Shah, National University Singapore Faculty of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.

  • The Dilemma Facing Kenya’s Supreme Court: An Electoral Dispute in an Ethnically Divided Society

    —Duncan Okubasu, Lecturer, Department of Public Law, Kabarak University (Kenya) and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya On 8 August 2017, Kenya held its second general elections under the Constitution of 2010. At dusk, its electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), started tallying results of the presidential election.

  • The Austrian Presidential Crisis of 2016

    —Konrad Lachmayer, Vienna The Austrian presidential election, now finally over as of December 4, produced a remarkable result. For the first time a candidate from the Green Party became head of state in Europe. The real story of the Austrian presidential campaign, however, is something else: the president-elect had already won the run-off vote in May 2016.

  • Special Report on Romania’s Presidential Election

    –Bianca Selejan-Gutan, PhD, Professor of Constitutional Law, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania [T]he right to vote is not a privilege. In the twenty-first century, the presumption in a democratic State must be in favour of inclusion. (…) Universal suffrage has become the basic principle (see Mathieu-Mohin and Clerfayt v.