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Jul
09
2020
Commentary
The second round of voting in Poland’s presidential election on 12 July will bring to a conclusion a remarkable electoral process, which saw a nearly all-time high turnout of voters during the first...
Jul
08
2020
Commentary
The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed critical developments in Africa that would otherwise have occupied front pages. This piece covers the recent backslide in Guinea, following President Alpha...
Jul
07
2020
Press Release
The new online platform, developed by International IDEA and supported by the EU, will track the impact of the pandemic on democracy and human rights around the world. View this press release in...
Jul
07
2020
News Article
The citizen’s initiative “Observa Bolivia” is a partnership of 14 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), two nationwide networks and an academic body, which with the support of the European Union (EU...
Jul
06
2020
News Article
International IDEA organized a series of roundtables, between 15 and 24 June 2020, on online political advertising and microtargeting, together with the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and the...
Jul
06
2020
News Article
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, organized a virtual briefing on "The Impact of COVID...
Jul
02
2020
News Article
The Policy Brief "Constitutional and Legal Perspective on the Philippines’ Covid-19 Response" provides a snapshot analysis of the response to COVID-19 in the Philippines through June 2020,...
Jun
30
2020
Commentary
Lazarus Chakwera’s victory as the new president of Malawi represents a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Peter Mutharika, who almost a year ago was declared the winner in national polls. But the...
Jun
26
2020
News Article
COVID-19 response has been “a whole of Government effort”. 
Jun
25
2020
Press Release
More than 500 political, civil leaders, Nobel Laureates and pro-democracy institutions have signed an open letter to defend democracy, warning that the freedoms we cherish are under threat from...
Jun
23
2020
Feature Story
On the 22 May, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that the final round of municipal elections will take place on 28 June 2020, provided that the election is not deemed a health risk due...
Jun
17
2020
News Article
Over the past months, the spread of COVID-19 has led many election management bodies (EMBs) in Europe and across the world to postpone elections to a later date. This period has also seen many...
Jun
16
2020
News Article
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play a critical role in furthering sustainable democratic development in any country. The CSOs have for decades been important partners for International IDEA at...
Jun
16
2020
News Article
International IDEA stands in solidarity with the Black community, and the many others who have been victims of police brutality and ongoing racial injustice.   View the message from...
Jun
12
2020
Commentary
Mongolia’s parliamentary elections look set to take place on 24 June 2020. Known for its long and harsh winters, there’s no better season to hold an election in the Land of the Blue Sky—COVID-19 or...
Jun
10
2020
News Article
International IDEA together with our implementing Partner, Dialogue Fiji, held a “Talanoa with the Minister” webinar, on Friday 5 June 2020, under the “Upholding Citizens’ Constitutional Rights for...
Jun
08
2020
News Article
Essential to political participation and representation, successful or not, are the financial resources and structures supporting it. In order to support evidence-based debates on money in politics,...
Jun
04
2020
Commentary
Online voting has never faced a situation as favorable as today. Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, online voting is increasingly becoming the most logical solution for all types of elections. At...
May
28
2020
News Article
As part of the #Protagonistas: Parity-Power-Youth campaign, an initiative undertaken by International IDEA and the Coordinadora de la Mujer, with backing from the Swedish Embassy, five virtual...
May
28
2020
Commentary
The country is destined for more political turbulence – whatever line the Constitutional Court takes on the President’s attempt to form a new government. This Commentary was originally published by...