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NEW: COVID-19 and DEMOCRACY

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is changing how we lead our lives and how political leaders are making decisions. What does this mean for immediate decisions on elections and how does it shape the adjustments made around governance and emergency powers?  International IDEA provides analysis and commentary on COVID-19 and Democracy.

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May
28
2020
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Image credit: International IDEA

Advancing the Dialogue among Young People in the era of COVID-19 and Challenges to Democracy
May
28
2020
Image credit: Nick Fewings@Unsplash

Image credit: Nick Fewings@Unsplash

Court ruling may deepen divisions in Kosovo
May
20
2020
Image credit: Arlington County@flickr

Image credit: Arlington County@flickr

Bring back the experts – how the coronavirus crisis might help stem populism
May
19
2020
Image Credit: National Election Commission, South Korea

Image Credit: National Election Commission, South Korea  

Adapting elections to COVID-19: five key questions for decision makers

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3 June 2020
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The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly changed the world, and its repercussions will continue to unfold in the months and years to come. Political leaders at all levels are responding to this crisis with an unprecedented set of measures aimed to curb the spread of the virus, protect public health and save the economy. Whilst the use of...
3 June 2020
Online
National elections are scheduled to take place in Malawi, Seychelles and Tanzania later this year, whilst Namibia will be holding regional council and local authorities elections. The Southern Africa region, like other parts of the continent, has seen a gradual increase in the spread of the Corona virus. The Africa Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) updates...
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Image credit: International IDEA

9 June 2020
Online
The Embassy of Sweden in Seoul and International IDEA are co-hosting a webinar on how to protect democracy during the outbreak of COVID-19, sharing examples and experiences from Australia, the Republic of Korea and Sweden. The Drive for Democracy is a key focus area for the Swedish Government. The initiative aims to provide support to the institutions,...

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