Indirect Elections

Indirect Elections

 

a system of elections under which deputies of a representative body or a head of state are elected not directly by the voters but through “electors.” The president of the United States, for example, is elected by indirect election.

In the USSR before the adoption of the Constitution of 1936, higher bodies of state power were elected through indirect elections. For example, deputies to a congress of Soviets of the USSR were elected at provincial congresses of Soviets and, in those Union republics where there were no provincial associations, at republic-level congresses of Soviets.

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LAHORE -- Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a report from Election Commission on a petition challenging amendment for indirect elections of reserved seats in Punjab Local Government Act (PLGA).
He said but the catch they have added in the ordinance is that the Governor will have the powers to appoint women and labour representatives by indirect elections.
Previously, the members were entirely selected by the rulers; but since 2006, half the members are selected through indirect elections, for which each ruler sets up an electoral college in his emirate.
Also, various systems and types of elections, including direct and indirect elections, and the advantages and disadvantages of each were discussed.
To provide a ministerial form of government, indirect elections to the Council Negri were held in 1963 and James was elected as the member for Limbang.
Twelve women were selected in subsequent indirect elections to head local councils as mayors or mayor equivalents, including the mayor of Marrakesh," the report went on to say.
Authors differ in the extent to which they note and endorse direct as opposed to indirect elections.
The remaining 27 will be allocated through indirect elections on September 16-18, with 24 seats reserved for women, two for youth representatives and one for a representative of the disabled.
In December 2006, indirect elections were held in each of the seven emirates to elect half of the 40 members of the incoming session of the FNC.
To help the military stay in power, indirect elections were held instead of direct elections.
HAZEL BLEARS, Chair of the Labour Party, is wrong to suggest that indirect elections are the way forward for reform of the House of Lords.