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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In most democracies with a bicameral parliamentary system, the upper houses are filled through indirect elections, if not by selection, and face similar challenges.
Late in the day, even the 'kaptaan' has finally woken up, and has announced a nation-wide campaign to change the system of indirect elections and replace it with direct elections, not that money will not be a decisive factor in who gets elected.
We need to understand that the Senate's method of indirect elections is the leading cause behind this malignant disease cheapening the democratic process.
Elections to the parliament and provincial assemblies on single constituency basis and indirect elections for the senate that give birth to the number game encourage horse-trading by the parties to clinch or preserve power.
He added that this was not a matter of outvoting, but a guarantee of the fundamental right that every citizen can elect and be elected, only that here this constitutional principle is applied to indirect elections for delegates.
The ruling Cambodian People's Party and the royalist Funcinpec party will contest all eight regions for the indirect elections, with Khmer National United Party and Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) contesting in seven and three regions, respectively.
Similarly, indirect elections to the Senate must be replaced with direct elections as it will restrict the ability of party leaders to induct members based on nepotism and not merit.
The petition, moved by senior Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari, said NOTA in indirect elections such as that of Rajya Sabha was in direct conflict with proportional representation system by means of single transferable vote.
Indirect elections to the posts of mayors, municipality chairpersons and other local body chiefs and deputy chiefs will be held on 2 November.
Nevertheless, direct and indirect elections of District Board, municipal and legislative members were undertaken by the Legislative branch of the Government of Hong Kong in September 1994, March 1995 and September 1995 respectively.
The Secretary General, Iyad bin Ameen Madani, commended the stakeholders particularly the Federal Indirect Elections Implementation Team, which drafted the plan, for the important step taken to finalize outstanding issues related to the electoral process.
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by Somalia's Federal Indirect Elections Implementation Team (FIEIT) of a timetable for the 2016 electoral process.