Study of Institution of Election Process of Canada and Its Equivalent in India

  • Aishvi Karan Shah
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  • Aishvi Karan Shah

    Assistant Professor at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

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When people of a country give Constitution to themselves and have the power to elect their representative, then a country is called Republic Democratic country. Though Canada was given its basic document of Constitution and upper and lower houses were composed by the Britishers in mid-18th century itself, they weren’t republic as Queen, and her representative was the head of the State. She made even appointment with executive members. In 1982, with Fundamental Rights in the Constitution Act, 1982 of Canada, Canadians got freedom in the true sense. Whereas the Constitution of India was constituted in 1950 and the people of India gave themselves the lengthiest Constitution in the world, and the people also elected its first Prime Minister in 1952. As India and Canada, both were colonies of Britain, electoral systems, or voting systems, which are chosen political representatives are almost the same. Provincial election systems, governed by provincial election Acts, are similar to the federal system but differ slightly from each other in essential details. Therefore, federal electoral practices are not an appropriate guide for provincial elections. The Canadian federal election system is governed by the Canada Election Act, as amended from time to time. In India, while India’s Election Commission is an independent constitutional authority responsible for conducting the elections of the Union and the states in India. In this paper, however, we shall specifically and mainly focus upon the above topic, i.e. Election Process of Canada concerning The Election Commission of India. Canada is a federal nation like India; there are many similarities in Election in both countries. Also, it has to be kept in mind that any constitution mirrors its people’s history, evolution, culture and more, as the history is different, so it’s presumed to have some differences in there procedure. Therefore, in this paper, we shall study and analyse these procedures and compare the same in utmost detail.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 4815 - 4833


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