28 August 2009

Possibly the most complicated elections in the world?

In a country where there haven't been any elections in some time, (a good electoral history is at the Rift Valley Institute), the Southern Sudanese are being asked to complete TWELVE ballots next year.

1. President of Sudan
2. President of Southern Sudan
3. State Governor
4. National Assembly - Constituency MP
5. National Assembly - Women's List (Proportional representation)
6. National Assembly - Party List (Proportional representation)
7. Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly - Constituency MP
8. Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly - Women's List (Proportional representation)
9. Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly - Party List (Proportional representation)
10. State Assembly - Constituency MP
11. State Assembly - Women's List (Proportional representation)
12. State Assembly - Party List (Proportional representation)

1 comment:

Damian said...

I hadn't realised there would be so many ballots. And it's interesting that there are separate women's lists.

It's a lot of bloody paperwork. Lots of reading material for those casting ballots, too. And many opportunities for fraud.

Getting it right will be a big challenge.

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