Fixed-term election


Fixed-term election

A Fixed-term election is an election that occurs on a set date, and cannot be changed by the incumbent politician.

Fixed-term elections are common for mayors and presidents, but less common for prime ministers and other members of a parliamentary system of government.

Examples

* Presidential elections in the United States occur every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November.
* Elections of the Flemish regional parliament occur at the same day of European Parliament elections, which is every five years.
* While Canada historically followed parliamentary tradition, the federal government and several provinces have now implemented fixed-term elections.

ee also

*Fixed election dates in Canada
* List of democracy and elections-related topics

External links

* [http://www.aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es Electoral Design Reference] from the [http://www.aceproject.org ACE Project]
* [http://www.idea.int/publications/esd/index.cfm A handbook of electoral system Design] from [http://www.idea.int International IDEA]


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