Since 1969, world transnational elections so as
to form a world PEOPLES' CONGRESS have taken place
regularly. With the 7th election which has just taken
place and in which there has been the participation,
apart from World Citizens, of inhabitants of mundialized
cities in France and Japan, of members of humanitarian
associations (School as an instrument for Peace", "Free
thinkers", "Oomoto", "International Civil Service",
"Pacifist Union", "World Federalists") 70000 inhabitants
of the planet from 110 countries who elected 14 delegated
and 14 substitutes, are involved. The votes are mailed
following the same criteria as are usually used in
In this 7th election, the two following
delegates have been elected :
- Tsuruji KOTANI, professor of international laxw
and professor at the Institute of Mundialist
- Muriel SARAGOUSSI, Brazilian agronomy
as well as two substitutes :
- M.K. BANERJI, a graduate in sciences and arts,
secretary for world federalist in Calcutta,
- Lucien HARMEGNIES, a graduate in Political
Science, a professor at the Institute of Mundialist
Studies, in charge of International Relations of the
city of Charleroi, in Belgium.
WHAT IS THE
PEOPLES' CONGRESS ?
The Peoples' Congress is the forerunner of a
democratically elected World Assembly.
In a democracy, we vote at different levels :
- at the city level, to deal with city
- at the county or borough level, to deal with
county or borough problems,
- at the State level in the United States
- at national level, to deal with national
- at European level in Europe
but to solve global problems (hunger, raw materials,
disarmament, pollution, ..) which involve us all, WE ARE
NOT REPRESENTED AT WORLD LEVEL.
This void Mundialists want to bridge ; that is why
they have undertaken the organization, by themselves, of
transnational elections. It is, in a sense "laboratory
work" and we succeeded with minimum financial means, but
carried it out all over the world. But this experiment of
the PEOPLES' CONGRESS shows it is possible to organize a
democratic poll at global level.
See the goals of Peoples' Congress.