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Rapporten zelfonderzoek PvdA (1986-2009)
 De commissie Depla presenteerde op 20 juni 2017 een rapport over de oorzaken van de historische verkiezingsnederlaag van de PvdA...
ANC - The Workers' Choice
On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic multiracial general elections, with more than 22 million citizens voting...
Polling Booths Set up in Indonesia
During Habibie's short presidency free elections were again held in Indonesia on June 7 1999, with 48 parties participating. The...
Presidential Candidate Nixon
The Republican Convention on 23 August 1972 chose President Richard Nixon as presidential candidate. Nixon thereupon campaigned...
Only 16,4% of the East-Germans Vote for the SED
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, citizens of the German Democratic Republic were also able to vote for West German parties. At...
Peoples' Front in Brazil
In view of the presidential elections in Brazil in 1989 (the first direct elections since 1960), the Partido Comunista do Brasil...
The Right to Vote Is an Obligation
German women were allowed to vote for the first time on 19 January 1919. The Weimar Republic established this in the electoral...
President Zia Ul-Haq Did Not Die
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,...
Dutch Nazis in Parliament
The Dutch Nazi party, NSB, participated in the elections for Parliament only once, on May 26, 1937. It received 4.22 percent of...
Important Day for Lula
Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, like many other boys from poor Brazilian families, started his career as a bootblack. On his 57th...
Winning Mood
During the Russian parliamentary elections of 12 December 1993, Vladimir Zhirinovsky had an overwhelming success. His Liberal...
Elections in Indonesia
On April 5 2004, five years after the elections in 1999, Indonesia elected a new parliament and new regional councils. For about...
Media and the Elections 2004 in Indonesia and the Philippines
SeminarThe Dark Side of DemocratizationDemocratisation in Indonesia and the Philippines comes with several problems. First,...
Elections and Migrant Workers in Namibia 1978
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections...
Posters European Elections
On the occasion of the elections for the European parliament in 2004 the IISH presented a sample of ten posters on earlier...
Elections in Senegal 1978
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel travelled through Senegal in February-March 1978, following the...
Collecting the bloody summer of 2009 in Iran
The IISH has started an extensive project to document the tumultuous presidential elections in Iran in June 2009.Thousands of...
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