Non-partisan democracy

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Nonpartisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.wikipedia
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Election

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Nonpartisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.
In a direct democracy, one type of non-partisan democracy, any eligible person can be nominated.

Single transferable vote

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(This is sometimes known as a 2-tier election, such as an electoral college.) The system can work with a first past the post electoral system but is incompatible with (partisan) proportional representation systems other than single transferable vote or reweighted cardinal voting systems, or semi proportional systems such as cumulative voting and single non transferable vote.
STV also provides approximately proportional representation, even in non-partisan elections, ensuring that minority factions have some representation.

Niue

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On the national level, de facto nonpartisan systems mostly represent very small populations, such as in Niue, Tuvalu, and Palau.

Palau

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On the national level, de facto nonpartisan systems mostly represent very small populations, such as in Niue, Tuvalu, and Palau. Other nonpartisan island nations are Pitcairn, Micronesia, Saint Helena, and Palau.

Tuvalu

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On the national level, de facto nonpartisan systems mostly represent very small populations, such as in Niue, Tuvalu, and Palau.

2005 Ugandan multi-party referendum

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During a subsequent referendum in 2005, over 92% of Ugandan citizens voted for the return of a multiple party system.
President Yoweri Museveni instituted the non-party "Movement" system of government when he came to power in 1986.

Uganda

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A nonpartisan democracy might take root in other sovereign nations, such as occurred in Uganda in 1986, whereby political parties were restricted by a constitutional referendum endorsed by the people of the country (this system did not have all of the features described above).
In the non-party "Movement" system instituted by Museveni, political parties continued to exist, but they could operate only a headquarters office.

Consensus government

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This system is in deference to the system of consensus government that predominates among the indigenous Inuit and other peoples of northern Canada.
Consensus government chiefly arises in non-partisan democracies and similar systems in which a majority of politicians are independent.

Confederate States of America

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The Confederate States of America had no political parties during its entire existence from 1861 to 1865.

Nebraska Legislature

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The state of Nebraska in the United States has nonpartisan elections for its legislature because candidates are neither endorsed nor supported by political parties.
Members are selected in nonpartisan elections.

Premier (Canada)

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After the election, the assembly selects one of its number to form a government and act as premier.
The Premier of Yukon is chosen in the usual fashion, but the premiers of Nunavut and Northwest Territories are selected from within the small and non-partisan elected territorial councils.

Types of democracy

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A non-partisan democracy is system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections (by secret ballot) take place without reference to political parties.

Nauru

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Nauru, for example, has no political parties; its Parliament consists entirely of independent members of parliament or MPs, who form governing coalitions and opposition blocs through alliances of individuals.

Federated States of Micronesia

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Other nonpartisan island nations are Pitcairn, Micronesia, Saint Helena, and Palau.

Nunavut

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The Canadian territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have nonpartisan legislatures.
The members of the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Nunavut are elected individually; there are no parties and the legislature is consensus-based.

Nebraska

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The state of Nebraska in the United States has nonpartisan elections for its legislature because candidates are neither endorsed nor supported by political parties.
Nebraska's Legislature is also the only state legislature in the United States that is officially nonpartisan.

Representative democracy

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Nonpartisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.

Political party

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Nonpartisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.

Head of state

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In many nations, the head of state is nonpartisan, even if the prime minister and parliament are chosen in partisan elections.

Prime minister

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In many nations, the head of state is nonpartisan, even if the prime minister and parliament are chosen in partisan elections.

Parliament

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In many nations, the head of state is nonpartisan, even if the prime minister and parliament are chosen in partisan elections.

De jure

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Nonpartisan systems may be de jure, meaning political parties are either outlawed entirely or legally prevented from participating in elections at certain levels of government, or de facto if no such laws exist and yet there are no political parties.

De facto

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Nonpartisan systems may be de jure, meaning political parties are either outlawed entirely or legally prevented from participating in elections at certain levels of government, or de facto if no such laws exist and yet there are no political parties.

Persian Gulf

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Several Persian Gulf states are de jure nonpartisan, including Oman and Kuwait; the legislatures in these governments typically have advisory capacity only, as they may comment on laws proposed by the executive branch but are unable to create laws themselves.