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date: 23 September 2020

Reconsidering African Elections 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics
Author(s):
Carolien van HamCarolien van Ham, Staffan LindbergStaffan Lindberg

Trends in the spread and quality of elections in Africa largely mirror the development of democracy on the continent: from expansion of democratic rights and institutions during the period leading up to independence and for a short period after it, to rapid retreat in the 1970s, followed by the resurgence of democracy starting in the late 1980s.... ...

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