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SeminarThe Dark Side of DemocratizationDemocratisation in Indonesia and the Philippines comes with several problems. First, democratisation - and elections in particular - often comes with an... [Event]
On April 5 2004, five years after the elections in 1999, Indonesia elected a new parliament and new regional councils. For about 147 million Indonesians qualified to vote this was the first time they... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections were organized by the South African government and intended to favor the... [Image gallery]
On the occasion of the elections for the European parliament in 2004 the IISH presented a sample of ten posters on earlier elections, from the IISH collections. Ten European Elections PostersMore... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel travelled through Senegal in February-March 1978, following the national elections. The pictures on this page show a political rally in Dakar... [Image gallery]
The IISH has started an extensive project to document the tumultuous presidential elections in Iran in June 2009.Thousands of photographs, videos, films, leaflets, posters, and weblogs have been made... [News]
On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic multiracial general elections, with more than 22 million citizens voting.Nelson Mandela's African National Congress won 62.5 percent of the... [Item of the Day]
It was rumoured that President Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan was warned that he would die on 8/8/88. When nothing happened on that day, he seemed to be happy and triumphant. Nevertheless, nine days later... [Item of the Day]
The Republican Convention on 23 August 1972 chose President Richard Nixon as presidential candidate. Nixon thereupon campaigned against the candidate of the Democrats, George McGovern. The main... [Item of the Day]
On 29 February 1996, Russian president Boris Yeltsin still had 108 days to go until the next presidential elections, according to this calendar. The curse of the Chechnya war clouded his first term... [Item of the Day]

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