Welcome to WorldElections.com
This blog was founded with the aim of providing neutral, reliable and thorough coverage and analysis, in English, of elections and referendums around the world. Since 2015, because of other responsibilities, this blog is largely dormant with intermittent posts on elections of particular interest. Maybe some day it will be revived, but that’s unlikely.
I am a dual Canadian and French citizen living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.I have an Honours Bachelor’s of Social Science with Specialization in Political Science from the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and I am currently a Master’s student in Political Science at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).
My broad interests are comparative politics, elections and political history. My particular research interests include electoral geography and sociology, political violence, regionalism, nationalism and federalism. My main countries and regions of interest for academic research are Colombia, Mexico, Central America, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and other countries in Latin America.
In the recent past, I have lived and worked in Colombia (Andean region) and Mexico (Quintana Roo).
This blog is (theoretically) neutral and non-partisan. Being entirely non-partisan is impossible, because everybody has biases. In some instances, it’s tougher to conceal your dislike for certain politicians or things, and inevitably that happens to me. Regardless of personal views and feelings, my blog posts strive to be fair in portraying all actors, parties and events.
My philosophy about elections is that analysis of patterns and larger trends are far more interesting than stale statistics and percentages, and that the fascinating thing about most elections are the links between results and demographic, geopolitical or historical patterns. Moreover, I always like to provide some background of the country or region in question, providing details about its history, economy or society which have links – even if not immediately obvious – with the specific election. History offers insights into voting patterns and behaviours of parties which are crucial to really understanding elections.
I don’t like analyzing elections by just telling you that in constituency x, candidate a polled x% of the vote, a change of x% since last time. I much prefer to look beyond the boring percentages and raw data to look into the questions which are really interesting: why did this place vote this way? how did it come to be like this? what were the issues of importance here?
I love maps, and I love electoral geography. Therefore, I always wish to include a map of the election being discussed. Maps tell us, better than anything, the real story of the election and tell us where the election was won and why it was won. Most of my base maps are from websites, various maps stolen from Wikipedia or found on other websites. Other maps I have edited and/or created myself.
If you wish to contribute a guest post on any election or a topic related to elections, please contact me directly at glhermine<at>gmail.com.
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