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Content tagged with "Voting rights"

Posters of the referendum Campaign in Luxembourg City (Image: Wikipedia)
08-06-2015
The referendum in Luxembourg on 7 June 2015 was a shortcut to extending voting rights for foreigners and young people. But the (already eligible) voters of Luxembourg clearly voted ‘no’. The next step must be a reform of the citizenship law, argues our board member Bruno...
A poster of the European Parliament's election campaign in 2014. Image by Eurpean Parliament
23-03-2015
Eerlijke, democratische en authentiek Europese verkiezingen zijn in Democracy International's missie een speerpunt. Politieke partijen vervullen in een democratie een essentiële rol. Zij vertegenwoordigen de belangen van de kiezers, ontwikkelen politieke programma’s en drukken...
A poster of the European Parliament's election campaign in 2014. Image by Eurpean Parliament
05-03-2015
Un voto justo, democrático y común en Europa es parte fundamental del ideario y misión de las actividades llevadas a cabo por Democracy International. Los partidos políticos desempeñan un papel esencial en un sistema democrático, dado que son ellos los que representan los...
A poster of the European Parliament's election campaign in 2014. Image by Eurpean Parliament
04-02-2015
Fair, democratic and truly European elections are a core element of Democracy International's mission. Political parties perform an essential role in a democracy, representing voters’ interests, developing political programs, and expressing the will of the citizens in the...
Dr. Zoltán Pállinger
12-03-2014
The next parliamentary elections will be held in Hungary on 6 April 2014. Dr. Zoltán Tibor Pállinger, Professor at the Andrássy University of Budapest, explains the new electoral system and the issues at stake when 8 million registered Hungarians will cast their vote. Just one...
Image of 3 per cent election threshold
26-02-2014
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled today that the three per cent barring clause enacted in Germany for the European elections is unconstitutional.
The logo of the ECI "Let me vote"
28-01-2014
Until today the more than 500 million citizens of the EU had the chance to sign the European Citizens’ Initiative “Let me vote”. The petition aims at providing EU citizens with the right to also participate at regional and national level in their country of residence. – Right...
25-07-2012
According to this morning’s judgment by Germany’s top constitutional lawyers, the German voting system infringes the German constitution (“Grundgesetz”). This verdict follows the constitutional complaint by our partner organization “Mehr Demokratie” and “wahlrecht.de” who had...

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