Talk:List of next general elections

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What the hell order are these tables in? I know they can be ordered by any of the columns, but the hard coded default order ought to make some sort of sense. It doesn't seem to. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 20:14, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, it makes no sense at all. But then neither do the separate section for Commonwealth, and the nonsense of Legis. vote (if different) that tries to define parliamentary votes as (US politics-like) "mid-term" or by election cycle instead of by date. I notice also that each section has several countries listed outside of the table with no explanation as to why they are excluded. Are their election dates unknown, or do they not hold elections, or were they deemed "not important enough" for this article? The use of Political colours are also arbitrarily applied, and only show left-right split in a few countries (and ignore the atypical red-blue system as used in the USA). The inclusion of Human rights in .... selected countries is also problematic - either all countries should be included, or none. No indication of whether political systems are presidential or parliamentary, and legislature/second house elections are unmarked unless voting dates are on a different date than the main election. For presumed election dates where these are not fixed the date used is last possible date, but this is not noted - last possible date may also be least likely date so clarification is desirable. FanRed XN | talk | 00:29, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. So, it wasn't just my eyesight. Maybe it needs a thorough cleanup. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 01:44, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Made a small start by alphabetising Euro and Americas sections, stripped out political colours and added in a few missing countries. Cleanup certainly looks like it needs to be thorough :) FanRed XN | talk | 06:00, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
  • It was in order of GDP. Wikidea 12:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I appreciate the effort you're putting in here, by adding the countries. If you do this, it'd be great to see you finish it off by adding the relevant information on dates for elections, particularly and the other columns. Wikidea 12:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
The other countries were listed in plain text below the formatted tables - sometimes not in the right continent. I fixed that, along with the hard-coding into an [alphabetical] order more commonly understood than GDP. What I have done is create a framework that anyone can edit without having to engage in the tedious table formatting. As I don't claim ownership of the article it is not necessarily up to me to finish it off to a standard anyone else deems acceptable. The fact that the tables now show large sections of missing data only illustrates the narrow focus this article has had. If you, or anyone else, want to add data on Angola or Vanuatu or anywhere in between then you're welcome to do so, if I am so inclined I may do some myself but not because I feel I am in any way obliged to do so.
FanRed XN | talk | 19:48, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
?????? It was a polite invitation. Of course you're not obliged. Don't get your knickers in a twist over it! Wikidea 13:06, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Term General Election in The World[edit]

Term Government system
Presidential Semi presidential Parliamentary
Representatives Fix Change*
Senate Fix
Local government
Low Mid High Part
3-4 years 5 years 6-7 years 2-3 years


  • If the (old) PM term are less than 3 years must representatives voting for new PM and if more than 3 years new general election.

Akuindo (talk) 14:28, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

"In power" column[edit]

I noticed that in Israel it says that "Likud" is in power. While the Prime Minister is indeed a "Likudnic", the government is not under the control of the Likud. In Israel, it is a parliamentary system, so there are several parties forming the government. With members of other parties being the ministers of education, security, finance, justice, health and interior, I wouldn't say the Likud is "in power". Therefore I think that in systems like Israel, where it is a parliamentary elections, all of the parties of the government should be there. (In Israel all the parties in the coalition have at least one ministry, maybe in other coutries where some parties have non, list only the parties with a representitive being a minister).--Bolter21 (talk to me) 20:21, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

United States holds elections every TWO YEARS[edit]

Why does this article state that the next "US election" is in November 2020? We have an election for all seats in the House of Represenatives and 1/3 of the seats in the Senate in November 2018. (Not to mention election in November 2017 for a few State Governors.)

user:mnw2000 11:35, 10 January 2017 (UTC)