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Mar
16
2015
News Article
Latin America’s frame of mind is changing. In only three years the region has passed from a state of euphoria about its economic future to a much more moderate optimism and even caution. This new...
Mar
12
2015
News Article
International IDEA took the floor at a recent high-level UN debate convened by President of the General Assembly to highlight that quotas alone are n
Mar
08
2015
News Article
The elections of 12 October 2014, have reconfigured the conformation of the Bolivian parliament, in which women reached 51 per cent representation in the Legislative Assembly, placing the country in...
Mar
08
2015
Commentary
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is pleased to join you in the commemoration of the  International Women's Day.
Mar
06
2015
Feature Story
As International Women’s Day comes around once again – what milestones and achievements in terms of women in politics can we celebrate from 2014?
Mar
06
2015
Feature Story
The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the 4thWorld Conference on Women where the progressive blueprint on advancing women’s rights – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – was...
Mar
06
2015
News Article
Sixteen Latin American countries currently have a legal measure (parity or affirmative action) to try to increase the number of women nominated. However, the impact on women´s chances of getting...
Mar
05
2015
News Article
On 27 November 2014, the Mexican Senate passed a bill amending the Federal Constitution in order to guarantee equal participation of indigenous women in electoral processes. The bill was initiated by...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Money is among the greatest threats to democracy in today’s politics, globally. Money determines the ability of candidates to compete and/or win an election. When it comes to the underlying factors...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Citizenship is critical to exercise and enjoy the rights and privileges granted by the state. Nepal is one of 27 countries in the world (including Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan)...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
On 18 January 2015, International IDEA Secretary-General Leterme presented the first edition of the ‘English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms’ to experts who contributed to it at International...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Tunis, Tunisia | The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) was elected in 2011 and included 59 women out of 217 members. During the three-year rule of the NCA, the number of female members grew from 59...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
In a democratic society words are the weapons we use to achieve change and words have therefore significant potential power. Words are not just symbols to communicate with, they also structure our...
Feb
17
2015
Feature Story
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) in collaboration with Sherubtse College under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) has developed a new tool with assistance from International IDEA, primarily...
Feb
12
2015
News Article
Within the framework of the III International Forum of Santo Domingo (carried out in the Dominican Republic between January 28 and 30, 2015), Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America and...
Jan
26
2015
News Article
Jan
09
2015
Feature Story
Latin America is starting off 2015 with a clear economic slowdown. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projects a modest recovery (2.2 per cent) with...
Dec
22
2014
News Article
The Ministry of the General Secretariat of the Presidency and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 16...
Dec
19
2014
Feature Story
Tabaré Vázquez’s victory by a wide margin in the second round of voting in Uruguay’s presidential election (30 November 2014), was the last in the marathon of elections held in Latin America in 2014...
Dec
16
2014
Feature Story
On 27 November 2014, citizens of the Kingdom of Tonga went to the polls. This is the second election since amendments were made to the Constitution of 1875 and paved way for the Tongan people to...