Direct Elections

Direct Elections

 

a system of elections under which the voters directly elect deputies to representative bodies. Unlike indirect elections, direct elections are the most democratic way of organizing representative institutions, since they effectively express the will of the voters. They also provide an opportunity for exercising the right of recall, whereby deputies who have not justified the trust of the voters are removed.

In the USSR, there are direct elections for positions on the people’s courts and all soviets of people’s deputies.

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Election Commission formed 10517 constituencies including 1335 Union Councils for direct elections,8010 wards within union councils,58 municipal committees, 1172 wards in municipal committees in all twelve districts.
Election Commission formed 10517 constituencies including 1335 Union Councils for direct elections,8010 wards within union councils, 58 municipal committees,1172 wards in municipal committees in all twelve districts.
Mushahid Hussain Sayed also opposed the direct elections for the Senate saying it involves many intricacies.
Wednesday's vote was only the fifth time there have been direct elections in Qatar.
Direct elections would also impose competition among candidates.
Previously chosen by the parliament, a 2010 referendum paved the way for direct elections, as well as giving some 3 million Turks living abroad the right to participate in the voting process, RT reported.
He travels on Wednesday evening to Turkey to carry out his duties during the first direct elections for the office of president of Turkey.
All together, a total of 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be elected, up from the 736 members returned in the last direct elections five years ago.
This statement which hypothetically disputes the legitimacy of the lawfully elected functionaries in direct elections has nothing in common with a democratic capacity and conduct," said Gordana Jankuloska, Interior Minister and member of VMRO-DPMNE's executive committee.
In addition, the PM stands for direct elections of the Mayors too.
According to analyst Albert Musliu, although the head of state is elected in direct elections, his powers are as though he has been elected in Parliament.
Direct elections for all seats would have got the Chartists' support - and would get mine.