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The 2021 Moroccan elections and the political incorporation of MREs: an everlasting debate?

By: Chaimae Essousi and Ahmed Kadiri The 2021 Moroccan elections were set in an extraordinary context due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Despite this, 50.35% of the Moroccan population voted in the three elections – municipal, regional and legislative – that took place simultaneously on the 8th of September 2021.  The rather unexpected results saw the National Rally of Independents (RNI) win 102 seats, …

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Party mobilisation and voting abroad during the pandemic: The 2021 Ecuadorian elections

By Nicolas Fliess – Published on 05/05/2021 Introduction Citizens around the world have responded in different ways to the task of participating in elections during an ongoing pandemic. While these elections offer an opportunity for voters to hold parties accountable for their crisis management, many citizens might feel unsafe to cast a ballot in person. Moreover, …

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Romanian legislative elections in the diaspora: record participation and the emergence of the nationalist vote

By Vladimir Bortun – Published on 14/12/2020 For scholars interested in the impact of migration on politics in the country of origin, this electoral year in Romania has delivered several interesting results. As argued in a previous post here, the local elections in September have highlighted the nexus between return migration and local political elites. This …

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Local elections in Romania reveal interesting nexus between return migration and local politics

By Vladimir Bortun – Published on 07/10/2020 The recent local elections in Romania, held on 27 September 2020, have revealed an interesting dynamics for scholars focusing on the nexus between return migration and political elites. The elections took place in all 41 counties and had a 46% turnout, slightly lower than previous local elections but still higher than …

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