Friday, September 9, 2011

Iraq's federal democracy receives failing overall score of 35.25 percent for electoral fairness

In the 2011 FDA Electoral Fairness Audit Report on Iraq, Iraq's federal democracy received a failing overall score of 35.25 percent. The score is 5.25 percent greater than what the US federal democracy received (30 percent), and yet it is 56 percent less than what France received (91.25 percent).

Despite many elements of electoral fairness, Iraq's democracy is undermined by an overemphasis on electoral freedom and at the expense of electoral equality and fairness. In particular, the Iraq's media and electoral finance laws are severely deficient. The FDA recommends significant reform of Iraq's democracy in order to avoid the entrenchment of significant electoral inequality and unfairness like in the US federal democratic system.

2011 FDA Electoral Fairness Audit Report on Iraq

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