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Dec
03
2018
News Article
Malaysian and international election experts convened for a two-day Electoral Reform Roundtable on 30 November and 1 December 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss wide-ranging reform of the electoral...
Nov
16
2018
News Article
Fiji’s 2018 parliamentary elections took place on 14 November with over 630,000 registered voters at 2,173 polling stations, including advanced and postal voters. With heavy rain and a tropical...
Nov
15
2018
News Article
Yangon is at a critical juncture on its path towards democracy as its administrative body, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), is preparing for the first ever fully democratic municipal...
Nov
09
2018
News Article
By-elections are of great importance to a representative and credible democracy as seats need to be filled to ensure the legitimacy and function of Myanmar’s various parliaments. On 3 November 2018,...
Nov
07
2018
News Article
Relations between the media and electoral authorities can be strained or uneasy, and the result of such strained relations can be misinformation or missed opportunities. Since public confidence (and...
Sep
03
2018
News Article
Back in July 2015, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which...
Jul
27
2018
Commentary
The final front page of The Cambodian Daily  read “Descent into Outright Dictatorship”, before ending 24 years and 15 days of independent journalism in the country and being forcibly shut down over...
May
30
2018
Feature Story
As with many young people across the world, youth in Bangladesh are mobilizing to create innovative ways to better engage with politics and their political realities. From participating in organized...
May
22
2018
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
May
18
2018
News Article
Being credible, transparent and democratic are the basic standards of elections. Myanmar successfully held general elections in 2015 and by-elections in 2017, and attention is now turning to...
Apr
30
2018
News Article
Fiji is almost finishing its first electoral cycle since it returned to democracy in 2014. Next parliamentary elections are due to take place before December this year. The return of democracy has...
Apr
27
2018
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Mar
09
2018
News Article
The year 2017 was significant for elections in Nepal. The nation conducted local elections in May, June and September, as well as provincial and parliamentary elections in November and December....
Feb
14
2018
News Article
Voting is the right of all adult citizens in Finland, regardless of where they might find themselves at the time of the election. On 17 January , the Embassy of Finland in Yangon organized an...
Jan
26
2018
News Article
On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January 2018, the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme, travelled to New Delhi, in order to attend an International Conference on the ‘Inclusion of...
Dec
18
2017
News Article
On 9 December, International IDEA discussed the findings of its flagship publication, The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience, with the Indonesian media in a panel at the...
Dec
15
2017
Feature Story
On 2–3 November 2017, the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Indian International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDEM) organized a Building Resources in Democracy...
Nov
27
2017
News Article
Although Myanmar held successful national elections in 2015 and by-elections in 2017, municipal elections lag far behind. The city of Yangon is yet to hold fully democratic elections and the...
Nov
02
2017
News Article
From 18–27 September – during the German federal elections – International IDEA’s Myanmar Office organized a study tour of Germany and Finland for Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC). Through...
Aug
28
2017
Feature Story
For the first time in 20 years, Nepali voters went to the polls to elect their local leaders. Ahead of the third and last phase to be organized on 18 September, here are some fast facts on the Nepal’...