Wednesday, 19 November 2014
On 23 January 2013 the Parliament of Catalonia adopted by 85 favourable votes, 41 against, and 2 abstentions the "Declaration of Sovereignty and of the Right to Decide of the Catalan People". It caled for self determination. however the spanish government blocked a full referendum and the it was branded a consultation not a full referendum by the authorities prior to the vote
The official government website Govern de la Generalitat de Catalunya has the provisional results
El Pais coverage
Catalonia Votes website is an initiative of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT), a public-private partnership designed to foster dialogue and connect the citizens of Catalonia with the rest of the world.
It has news plus some interesting policy papers
Opendemocracy net discussion
Open Europe blog summary.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Ballotpedia is an online encyclopedia about American politics and election sponsored by Lucy Burns institute.it is a good starting point for finding out about the elections.
Washington Post live politics blog has updates on the results.
The Conversation has analysis from academic commentators UK and USA
European Parliament think tank issued a briefing prior to the elections on what was at stake for Europe
Chatham House - comment from a UK perspective.
Harvard University has some earlier surveys of political attitudes and engagement especially of young people covering the mid terms and beyond.
Boston University Journalism new service has discussion and updates.
- the Pew Internet project survey found that during the 2014 campaigns, 25% of registered voters used their mobile phones to get political news and 16% used Twitter or Facebook to follow political candidates
- This was a significant increase over usage in earlier elections. You can use the online politics reports on the Pew website to find data on the trends.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
The official Tunisian electoral body has results and background information in French about the electoral system and conduct of the elections.
IFES has background on the recent electoral reforms and administration of the elections.
Election monitoring reports are available from The EU
the Carter Center
International Republican Institute has reports and pre election dispatches
and civil society monitoring organisation mourakiboun
Also accessible (although in arabic) is I watch which is monitoring conduct
From twitter citizen coverage of the elections #TnElec2014
Global Voices Online provides summary of initiatives to engage citizens online.
European Parliamentary research has links to summaries of legislation, candidate websites and analysis form other think tanks and research bodies.
New agency coverage
National Public television interactive map of results.
All africa.com news summaries from African news agencies.
UK Foreign Office blog
Open democracy blog..