Prior to International IDEA, Yves Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2007 to 2011. Belgium held the Presidency of the European Union during Leterme’s tenure as Prime Minister. He then served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2011 to 2014.
Figure 1: While most of the countries and territories that held elections amid the COVID-19 have seen a decline in turnout, there has been a number of countries and territories where the turnout increased. Image credit: International IDEA.