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Seminar on World’s Oldest and Largest Democracies

The recent elections in the world’s largest democracy, India, and the world’s oldest democracy, Iceland, will be discussed at a seminar, organized by the English-Speaking Union of Iceland (ESU), tomorrow at Reykjavík University.

Thingvellir national park, where Iceland’s parliament was founded in 930 AD. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

His Excellency S. Swaminathan, India’s Ambassador to Iceland, and Dr. Ólafur Th. Hardarson, Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland, will evaluate the lessons which can be drawn from the elections in the two countries.

In India, 714 million people could choose between over 1,000 parties at almost 1 million polling stations in 35 states and 543 constituencies.

The seminar will be held on Monday 8 June from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in Room 201 at Reykjavík University. It will be chaired by newsreader Bogi Ágústsson. All are welcome.

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