WorldViews: 2014: The year we are reminded, yet again, that elections do not always equal democracy

By Gene Fynes, March 12, 2014

Back at the start of 2014, the Economist noted something rather special about the year : There were 40 national elections scheduled for the next 12 months. Some 42 percent of the world was due to vote in what the publication said would be a "huge year for democracy" and potentially the largest amount of people voting ever.

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