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Plebiscites Masquerading as Elections

Authoritarians’ New Year’s resolution: to have their votes be as close to a Napoleonic plebiscite as they can!

Published on: January 22, 2018
Thomas O. Melia was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (2010-2015) and Assistant Administrator of USAID (2015-2017) during the Obama Administration, and is currently a fellow at the George W. Bush Institute and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
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