English Parliament passes Bill of Rights establishing limits on crown powers and requirement for regular elections
The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.
To avoid disputed natl elections, Congress creates Electoral Count Act
General elections in Italy.
Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections
Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Employer Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists
Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba
Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
Boers & Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy
Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)
Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
French People's Front wins elections
Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
KVP Labor/Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections
Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
Malans National Party wins South African elections
1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP
Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections
Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic
Labour Party wins British municipal elections
Gaullists lose elections in France
Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
Dutch Liberal Party wins 2nd parliamentary elections
First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington DC residents to vote in presidential elections
Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
India Congress Party wins elections
Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
SPD wins West German Parliament elections
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland
The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place
National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.
Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections
Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.
Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections
Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament
Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly
South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.
Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.
Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.
Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance
Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections
Greece's fifth attempt to a form a coalition government fails and new June elections are scheduled
Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections
The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
Aleqa Hammond's Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections
Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections
Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
Americans vote in mid-term elections which decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 White House race
The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency
Polls open in Myanmar's freest elections in decades
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Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
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