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Apr
26
2016
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The debate over presidential terms and tenures continue to create challenges for democratic development in Africa – but are we seeing a light at the end of the tunnel?
Apr
07
2016
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Back on a contested electoral process Following a tumultuous end of 2015 and start of 2016 Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and the presidents of the two chambers of parliament brokered a deal in...
Apr
07
2016
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Back on a contested electoral process Following a tumultuous end of 2015 and start of 2016 Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and the presidents of the two chambers of parliament brokered a deal in...
Mar
29
2016
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The idea that electoral management bodies (EMBs) should conduct regular risk assessments has become increasingly popular and the demand for International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool has...
Mar
24
2016
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The elections organised on Africa’s Super Sunday a week ago have put the current status of democracy on full display. In Benin and Cape Verde, fierce electoral campaigns by political parties and...
Mar
22
2016
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Samoa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), led by incumbent Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai won 80 per cent of the seats in parliament, following the 4 March election. The HRPP will...
Mar
17
2016
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On 20 March, five countries and one semi-autonomous archipelago in Africa are going to the polls – get ready for the presidential elections in Benin, Niger and the Republic of Congo, the elections to...
Mar
14
2016
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Voter turnout statistics provide us with a rough indicator of citizen participation in electoral processes. Looking back at 2015, to what extent did African voters participate on election day, and...
Mar
11
2016
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When Nepal promulgated its new constitution in September last year, some gender equality advocates in the country felt that it didn’t go far enough to ensure gender equality. While it provides quotas...
Mar
08
2016
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Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were yet another critical democratic milestone for the country following the 2013 pro-democracy uprising that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych replacing...
Mar
08
2016
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The landmark adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 attests to the increasing global consensus that achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG 5...
Mar
08
2016
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The landmark adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 attests to the increasing global consensus that achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG 5...
Mar
07
2016
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Considerable progress has been made in women’s political participation in recent years. It seems that many countries in the world are seeking gender parity in politics but the question is how close...
Mar
07
2016
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Considerable progress has been made in women’s political participation in recent years. It seems that many countries in the world are seeking gender parity in politics but the question is how close...
Mar
01
2016
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Campaign finance is a key issue for the quality of democracy. As we noted in a recently-published book, it is important because of the inescapable fact that while democracy has no price, it does have...
Mar
01
2016
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Campaign finance is a key issue for the quality of democracy. As we noted in a recently-published book, it is important because of the inescapable fact that while democracy has no price, it does have...
Feb
25
2016
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In the recently-released Democracy Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Latin America’s performance is worrisome. Just one country, Uruguay, is classified as a “full democracy”. Costa Rica...
Feb
18
2016
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Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014 national elections the country has worked to increase the participation of...
Feb
11
2016
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Women’s empowerment is key to sustainable development and there is a need for the United Nations and regional organizations to set clear strategic objectives and address critical areas of concern.
Feb
02
2016
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Indonesia began its democratic transition in 1998 after mass protests ousted General Suharto. The first direct presidential elections were held in 2004 and the country passed a decentralization act...