July 2021 Election Heat Map

Key elections around the world set for July 2021. Full election calendar here.

Japan, Tokyo Assembly Elections: July 4, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 124.7 million (Japan) 14 million (Tokyo metopolis)

At stake: All 127 seats in – and control of – the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, ahead of parliamentary elections due this year.

Moldova Snap Parliamentary Elections: July 11, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Partly Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 3.3 million

At stake: All seats in Moldova’s parliament, and therefore control of the government.

Bulgaria Parliamentary Elections Re-Run: July 11, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 6.9 million

At stake: All 240 seats in the National Assembly, Bulgaria’s unicameral parliament, and therefore control of the government. 

Sao Tome and Principe Presidential Election: July 18, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Semi-Presidential Republic
Population: 214,000

At stake: Office of the president. President is head of state, but does not hold executive power (prime minister is head of government – next parliamentary elections are not due until October 2023).

Isle of Man Local Authority General Elections: July 22, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy – self-governing British Crown Dependency
Population: 91, 000

At stake: Control of 21 local authority boards (however, only seven are actually contested – the rest have been elected unopposed due to a lack of candidates). The House of Keys, Isle of Man’s parliament, is due to hold elections on September 23.

Nigeria, Local Elections in Lagos: July 24, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Partly Free
Government Type: Federal Presidential Republic
Population: 219 million (Nigeria), 23.4 million (Lagos)

At stake: Control of 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city and economic hub.

Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Elections: July 25, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Not Free (Pakistani Kashmir – the rest of Pakistan is rated Partly Free)
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic
Population: 238 million (Pakistan), 4 million (Azad Jammu and Kashmir)

At stake: All 49 seats in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Assembly.

Japan, Gubernatorial Election in Hyogo Prefecture

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 124.7 million (Japan), 5.5 million (Hyogo Prefecture)

At stake: Office of the governor of Hyogo Prefecture. Japan holds various local and gubernatorial elections throughout the year. The Hyogo election follows Tokyo assembly elections and precedes parliamentary elections due later this year.

Saint Lucia Parliamentary Elections: July 26, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Population: 167,000

At stake: All 17 seats in the House of Assembly and thus control of the government because Saint Lucia has a parliamentary system.

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