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Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data HandbookVolume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia$
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Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249589

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019924958X.001.0001

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Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook
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Mike Enskat

Subrata K. Mitra

Vijay Bahadur Singh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019924958X.003.0027

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in the Maldives since the abolishment of the Sultanate in 1968. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Maldives’ political history, outlines the evolution of electoral provisions, and presents the current electoral legislation in a standardized manner (suffrage, elected institutions, nomination of candidates, electoral system, organizational context of elections). Part II includes exhaustive electoral statistics in systematic tables (numbers of registered voters, votes cast, the votes for candidates in presidential elections, the electoral participation of political parties, the distribution of parliamentary seats, etc.).

Keywords:   elections, electoral statistics, electoral system, Maldives, parliamentary elections, political institutions, political parties, presidential elections, referendums, suffrage

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