A by-election is an election that is called when a seat has been vacated within a constituency but there is no General Election looming. In the United States these elections are called special elections. There are three circumstances in which a by-election will be held:Continue reading
Some countries, like Sweden, rely very heavily on public funding of political parties within their democratic system. In Sweden, political parties rely on the state for up to 90% of their national funding.Continue reading
The money spent on elections in the United States dwarfs that of the UK, even when taking into account the relative size of their populations.