Panama has been an International IDEA Member State since 2018. Over the past five years, our presence has contributed to strengthening the competences of the Electoral Tribunal in guaranteeing the rights of citizenship and a commitment to electoral integrity.
We have focused on collaborating with the Electoral Tribunal and engaging with a wide range of citizen organizations, academic institutions, experts, activists, media outlets, academic centers, and national and international institutions committed to inclusive sustainable development and democratic governance.
Currently, we work with the Electoral Tribunal (ET) on three axes based on strengthening the institution and guaranteeing all citizens' political and civil rights. Those axes are:
- The development of the General Elections Plan (PLAGEL in Spanish);
- The institutional strategies: gender inclusion, institutional 360º communication, and civic culture and democratic coexistence;
- Strengthening the institutional image: supporting the development of ET's public service through a Legislative Bill.
1 January 2023 - 31 December 2024