Monday, 21 March 2016

Republic of Congo presidential elections - get the facts from our recommended resources

Presidential elections took place in Congo-Brazzaville this week.
Reuters reported on a media blackout
African Union is monitoring the conduct of the elections.

For background information on the human rights situation in the region see recent reports from
Amnesty International.
Freedom House refers to the region as not free
Human Rights Watch reports.

Guides to the electoral system and previous elections.
IFES election guide has facts and figures, plus information about the constitution and electoral system.
ACE Electoral project has a wealth of news stories and reports from previous elections
The Official electoral commission also has news, details and reports from 2013 onwards  (French).

News Coverage
Le Monde
Agence d’information d’Afrique Centrale (Government support)
Africa News 

Al-Jazeera journalist Haru Mutasa noted irregularities on voter rolls she saw as she observed the election. see examples on her twitter feed look at tweets from sunday 20th

Thursday, 3 March 2016

EU referendum key papers this week

The UK’s EU referendum 2016 explained- Useful background pages from the House of Commons Library

EU referendum - resources for tracing polls

Following on from the resources listed in our previous posts
Here are some useful starting points for tracing the latest polls. Remember to check the methodology used.

The What UK Thinks: EU Poll of Polls from the NatCen for Social Research is based on the average share of the vote for ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ in the six most recent polls of voting intentions in the EU Referendum.

IPSO Mori polls archive of EU topics.
YouGov polls
Com Res
ORB international has some brexit polls
Evening standard BMG polls.
Survation polls
ICM EU referendum tracker.