Category Archives: Elections and Voting

Psephology, voting theory and more


Indyref – There’s plenty of arguments, but nowhere near enough detail

In my last blog post, I analysed the historic and recent headline polling figures for the Scottish independence referendum, which takes place tomorrow. As you can see from the data in that post, the dominant opinion for some time was that there should be a ‘No’ vote. However, the ‘Yes’ campaign has built up some […]









Syria 2014 – It’s Ba’ath time!

You may recognise the name in the title. The Ba’ath Party is a multinational organisation. The former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, was a member of the party. In Syria, it is the ruling party and President Bashar al-Assad is a member. This country is certainly no holiday destination. People are advised against travelling there. There are […]


Egypt 2014 – It’s a Democracy. Really. I’m not joking.

There were two candidates that people could vote for. Given the dominant result for Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in the recent Presidential election, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was no-one else. Results this convincing should always be questioned. There were fewer candidates to choose from in comparison to the last election, which would have […]