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Jul
20
2017
News Article
More than 100 parliamentarians, staff from Myanmar’s Union Parliament, and senior officials from ministries participated in a two-day conference in Nay Pyi Taw on 1-2 July 2017 to discuss practical...
Jul
20
2017
Feature Story
As Myanmar continues its democratic transition, the pace of dialogue on constitutional issues has accelerated and so has the demand for comparative lessons on questions of federalism and the...
Jul
03
2017
News Article
The Union Election Commission of Myanmar held a Post-Election Review Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, on 22-23 June 2017. The conference brought together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss some of...
Jun
27
2017
News Article
The historic practice of exclusionary politics in Nepal gave birth to a strong demand for a new constitution to embrace inclusive politics. The recent political transition from a unitary centralized...
May
31
2017
Feature Story
Continuing International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management (ERM) Tour of Asia, we visited the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the Philippines in Manila for the fifth one-day workshop on 24 May...
May
29
2017
Feature Story
Ever since the current election commissioners took office in late 2013, they have confronted various difficulties. From the controversial circumstances surrounding the February 2014 General Elections...
May
23
2017
Feature Story
Attempts to amend the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines is nothing new. Previous administrations have pushed for opening up the constitution in reference to varying political...
May
22
2017
Feature Story
In its Policy Paper No. 14 entitled “Risk Management in Elections”, International IDEA proposed six key recommendations for standardizing risk management in elections.
May
17
2017
Feature Story
“Sedia payung sebelum hujan” is an Indonesian adage that means one must be prepared for any pitfalls. Its English transliteration is “Get an umbrella ready before it rains”. Like rain, some pitfalls...
May
15
2017
News Article
A Forum organized by the National Election Commission of Korea and the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), gathered electoral management bodies (EMBs), international organizations and...
May
11
2017
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Mar
20
2017
News Article
“Our role is to be transparent, accountable and responsible in our oversight function, now that Myanmar is transitioning towards democracy”, said by U Aye Tha Aung, Deputy Speaker of the Union...
Mar
15
2017
News Article
Myanmar has trained 1,500 election officials ahead of its by-elections on 1 April 2017, when more than 2 million citizens will choose 19 parliamentary representatives among 94 candidates. The by-...
Mar
15
2017
News Article
To observe the International Women’s Day, the 2nd National Conference on Women in Governance, Leadership & Politics in Bhutan with a regional dimension was organised between 8 -10 March 2017 by...
Mar
08
2017
News Article
Does the constitution have a special provision for gender equality? Who implements the rights enshrined in Myanmar’s constitution? These were some of the questions on the lips of participants from...
Mar
08
2017
Feature Story
The Royal Government of Bhutan decided in early February to drop their pledge to introduce a 20 per cent quota for women in all elected offices. Lyonpo Dorji Choden, the Chairperson of the National...
Feb
28
2017
News Article
Banning donations by foreign interests to parties or candidates is a common regulatory measure. “The rationale is quite simple: (…) to protect the principle of self-determination and national...
Feb
14
2017
Feature Story
Indonesian voters in seven provinces, 76 regencies and 18 cities will go to polls  on15 February 2017, to elect their governors, regents and mayors respectively.
Jan
30
2017
News Article
It is with great sadness that International IDEA has learned of the murder of U Ko Ni. A respected adviser to the National League for Democracy on legal issues, he worked to improve...