Title

Electoral Reforms in Russia

Friday, December 09, 1994
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20024
United States
Moderator(s): 
Name: 
John Finerty
Title Text: 
Policy Advisor
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Catherine Barnes
Title: 
Senior Program Officer, Former Soviet Union
Body: 
International Federation for Electoral Systems
Name: 
Robert Dahl
Title: 
Consultant
Body: 
Federal Election Commission
Name: 
Terry Holcomb
Title: 
Civil Education Specialist
Body: 
International Federation for Electoral Systems
Name: 
Connie McCormack
Title: 
Head of Elections
Body: 
City of San Diego
Name: 
Richard Soudrette
Title: 
Director
Body: 
International Federation for Electoral Systems

John Finerty from the Commission was joined by Richard Soudrette, representative of the International Federation for Electoral Systems, in leading a discussion on the possibility of reforming Russia’s electoral system.  Soudrette focused on the changes that were seen since the previous year’s parliamentary elections and future prospects for change.

Panelists - Catherine Barnes, Robert Dahl, Terry Holcomb, Connie McCormack, and Richard Soudrette – spoke of their individual experiences with the Russian electoral system. The highlighted the successes of the International Federation of Electoral Systems programs in Russia, which focused on legal and institutional reform.

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