The Interview

Do you speak democracy? Arab countries in transition get first election glossary

Philippa Neave has worked as a consultant for the UN, helping to organise what were often the first democratic elections in Arab countries undergoing political transition. She witnessed people involved in the electoral process struggling with some of the basic electoral vocabulary - or lack of it. So she helped produce an Arabic Lexicon of Electoral Terminology: a glossary of 481 terms explained clearly and accurately in Arabic, English and French.