Elections are of utmost importance in any Democratic country. It is the central institution of democratic representative governments. Why? Because, in a democracy, the authority of the government derives solely from the consent of the governed. The principal mechanism for translating that consent into governmental authority is the holding of free and fair elections. As we all know, democracy is defined as a government of the people, for the people and by the people. All modern democracies hold elections, but not all elections are democratic. Right-wing dictatorships, Marxist regimes, and single-party governments also stage elections to give their rule the aura of legitimacy. In such elections, there may be only one candidate or a list of candidates, with no alternative choices. Such elections may offer several candidates for each office, but ensure through intimidation or rigging that only the government-approved candidate is chosen. Other elections may offer genuine choices--but only within the incumbent party. These are not democratic elections. Elections are important because the people participate in elections to choose their representatives. They should have the necessary education and wisdom to elect only the right kind of people. As it happens in many democracies, the impostors and swindlers take advantage of the poverty and ignorance of the people and contest elections to cash in on the gullibility of them. There are two main types of electoral systems: proportional (seats are apportioned according to the percentage of the vote) and direct (elections are conducted by a majority or plurality vote). But there are many variations on these systems, and some countries even use both systems for their elections. For democracy to work, everyone must agree to accept the results of freely held elections. The people and parties, who have lost power, or those who failed to gain it, must be willing to accept defeat. If the loser refuses to accept the winner, the election's legitimacy is diminished and the political system may be marked by conflict and instability. A key test for a democracy is the successful and peaceful transfer of power from one party to another. Election plays a major role in any democratic country. Researchers and Experts who’re in this subject need to be updated in every moment. It’s important to share knowledge with others about policies and methods of Election. For that they need a plat form to share their knowledge. So this is the ideal time to express your views and ideas on how your country acts on this topic. We could say we have created a golden opportunity for those people to expose their knowledge through this conference. We have successfully completed the International Conference on Election and Democracy on 30th October 2015 @ Azores University, Ponta Delgada, Portugal with the key note speaker of Dr. Esteban Arribas Reyes, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. With the successful Completion of First Conference, It is a great privilege to inform, we are proudly organizing 02nd International Conference on Election and Democracy which will be held on 27th October 2017 @ Azores University, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.It provides valuable opportunity for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and other persons who are interested in Election and Democracy in worldwide to present their ideas, suggestions, research findings, experiences, innovations. Gathering of pool of human resources can easily identify changes happening in this field, trends, favorable & unfavorable factors affecting to the subject area, industry development factors, and global changes in the field. Participants will be able to sharpen up their knowledge, step forward their position in industry, buildup effective connection between industry leaders and go ahead in their career path. In addition, all the submitted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings CD and proceeding book.
Why do you participate?
- To present your research findings, ideas, innovations to others & it will help you to improve your image among industry leaders.
- To know about the industry trends, industry current situation & changes happening in the industry & through that participant will be able to confront the problems in better way.
- To maintain sound business connection with industry people this will lead to maintain good image.
- To enhance knowledge level through the ideas, findings, experience of others & participant will be able to upgrade their position in industry.
- To contribute to the knowledge level of Election and Democracy and related areas.