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Jun
15
2014
Feature Story
Las elecciones presidenciales colombianas del pasado 25 de mayo se saldaron con una sorpresa. Si bien las encuestas anunciaban la necesidad de ir a un balotaje y alertaban sobre el estancamiento del...
Jun
15
2014
Feature Story
The presidential election in Colombia on 25 May had a surprising outcome. Even though opinion polls forecasted the need for a second round and picked up the stagnating level of support for President...
Jun
09
2014
News Article
Democratic accountability for public service delivery is an important dimension of the post-2015 development agenda.
Jun
09
2014
News Article
“The universal nature of democracy as something which people all over the world aspire to is clear from citizens’ own actions and demands for democracy.”
Jun
05
2014
News Article
Some 32,975,158 registered electors voted at 89,391 polling stations on 25 May in Colombia to elect the President and Vicepresident for the 2014-18 term. The elections were very well organized and...
Jun
05
2014
News Article
El pasado 25 de mayo se llevaron a cabo las elecciones presidenciales en Colombia para la elección de Presidente y Vice Presidente, correspondientes al periodo 2014-2018. Estaban convocados 32.975....
Jun
02
2014
Press Release
At a time when political party dialogue is considered the only way forward in many polarized contexts within the Arab world, International IDEA is hosting a workshop on 24–25 June on the role of...
May
22
2014
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
21
2014
Feature Story
What role does money play in European elections, and how is it regulated? Such questions need to be addressed to ensure the integrity of Europe's democratic processes, says IDEA’s Samuel Jones in an...
May
20
2014
News Article
By Shailaja Chandra, a former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi. The views expressed in this analysis are hers and should in no way be construed to represent...
May
17
2014
Feature Story
2.5 million Panamanians put an end to the ruling party’s attempt to remain in officeon 4 May 2014 and reasserted their faith in democracy and in alternation, when they cast their votes to elect the...
May
17
2014
Feature Story
Los panameños pusieron fin a los intentos continuistas del partido en el poder y, el pasado 4 de mayo, reafirmaron su característica fe en la democracia y en la alternancia, cuando 2.5 millones...
May
17
2014
News Article
On 15 May 2014, International IDEA hosted an event in New York entitled Advancing Genuine Political Participation: Strategies for Overcoming Exclusion for Marginalized Groups. This was a side-event...
May
16
2014
News Article
A political party that embraces a clear set of policies or programme to reach out to citizens is more likely to listen, reflect and address citizens’ views. How does such a programmatic party come...
May
12
2014
Feature Story
On 9 May 2014, International IDEA’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Massimo Tommasoli, addressed a group of Permanent Representatives and Heads of Delegations to the Open Working Group on Sustainable...
May
05
2014
Feature Story
Second round, run off ballots (ballotage), are currently the trend in Latin America: of the seven presidential elections expected this year, a second round is provided for legally in six countries (...
May
05
2014
Feature Story
El balotaje está de moda en América Latina: de las siete elecciones presidenciales previstas para este año, la segunda vuelta está reglamentada en seis de los siete países (la única excepción es...
May
01
2014
News Article
Since August 2013, IDEA has supported political parties in Kenya to develop their strategic plans using the Institute’s Strategic Planning Tool for Political Parties. This initial phase has now come...
Apr
30
2014
News Article
In April 2014, Peru expanded the ‘indigenous quota’ which now provides that at least 15 per cent of candidates on electoral lists for regional and provincial elections in certain areas of the country...
Apr
20
2014
News Article
“Media, civil society and electoral observers” was one of the topics addressed in a 5-day conference, organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Joint...