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New Zealand was the first self-governing country to grant women the right to vote in 1893 when all women over the age of 21 were permitted to vote in parliamentary elections.

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On 17 November 2016, King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia attend opening ceremony of the term of office held at the Lower House in Madrid, Spain. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will begin a second term in office, this time with a minority government after a parliamentary vote ended a 10-month political deadlock following two inconclusive elections.

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nuns casting their votes in the Polish parliamentary elections

Screaming Lord Sutch. Musician and parliamentary candidate. Born David Edward Sutch in New End Hospital, Hampstead. After a less than successful pop career he turned his attention to politics, founding the Monster Raving Loony Party in 1983. In all, he contested forty elections and although never coming close to being elected, always obtained a respectable percentage of the vote cont..

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PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS THE GHANA 2016 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Truthdigger of the Week: Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Iceland’s Pirate Party Founder | Her devotion to social change and progressive causes helped her party triple its number of seats in the country’s recent parliamentary elections. - 2016/11/05

The Thufa hill in Reykjavik, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland on Oct. 29, 2016, more than 250,000 voters are called to elect the new parliament, 63 members of the Althing parliament.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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AND IF VOTERS SUPPORT ANY NEW PARTY BY 5% OR MORE, THAT NEW PARTY IS ALWAYS INCLUDED IN THE ELECTIONS FOR WHICH IT QUALIFIES THEREBY. THIS CAN BE AT A TOWN LEVEL AS WELL AS AT A NATIONAL LEVEL.

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Chess pieces on a white background. In the center of a large red pawn (with a golden crown). It's a metaphor - the parliamentary elections and the political elite.

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