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May
11
2017
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...
Mar
15
2017
News Article
Myanmar has trained 1,500 election officials ahead of its by-elections on 1 April 2017, when more than 2 million citizens will choose 19 parliamentary representatives among 94 candidates. The by-...
Feb
28
2017
News Article
Banning donations by foreign interests to parties or candidates is a common regulatory measure. “The rationale is quite simple: (…) to protect the principle of self-determination and national...
Feb
14
2017
Feature Story
Indonesian voters in seven provinces, 76 regencies and 18 cities will go to polls on15 February 2017, to elect their governors, regents and mayors respectively.
Sep
19
2016
Press Release
Electronic voting, biometric registration and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly used by electoral management bodies around the world. But do electronic voting...
Jul
14
2016
Feature Story
A total of 67 candidates, including four women, as well as incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Charmaine Scotty, who is also a government Minister, stood for the 19-seat Parliament in the elections...
Jun
29
2016
News Article
Transitional elections are complex environments for the enforcement of campaign finance regulations. Myanmar 2015 General Elections was no exception. Unanimously greeted as the first free and fair...
Dec
14
2015
Feature Story
This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Oct
08
2015
News Article
Following the operationalization of the Electoral Risk Management Unit (ERM Unit) of the Union Election Commission (UEC) back in August, International IDEA has continued assisting the development of...
Sep
11
2015
News Article
In preparation for the historic 8 November elections, the Union Election Commission has launched “Let’s go and check the Voter List” in Myanmar. The animated cartoon encourages massive participation...
Aug
21
2015
Feature Story
Preparations for the November 8 elections in Myanmar are hectic, to say the least. At stake are 1 171 seats at the Pyithu, Amyota and State and Regions Hluttaws assemblies. More than 6 000 candidates...
Jun
29
2015
News Article
Ahead of the national elections this fall the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) and the UNDP in Kyrgyzstan have launched a project whereby International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management...
Jun
24
2015
Feature Story
“Myanmar is the only country where International IDEA operates in two offices, in two different cities. They are located 400km from each other: one is in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, and the...
May
28
2015
News Article
On 13 May, the National Election Commission of Korea hosted the 1stSeoul International Forum on Elections where Andrew Ellis, Interim International IDEA Director for Asia and the Pacific, made a...
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...
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...
Sep
10
2014
News Article
Indonesia can provide a useful model for nascent democracies in the region. Since its first democratic elections in 1999, systematic and professional electoral observation by Indonesia’s civil...
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...
Apr
08
2014
Feature Story
Indonesians at home go back to polls for the fourth time since the fall of Soeharto to vote in general legislative elections this Wednesday, 9 April 2014. And for the first time in its history,...
Jan
30
2014
Feature Story
Thailand’s democracy will be tested yet again. On Sunday, 2 February 2014, the world will witness yet another general elections in Thailand. The elections were called in response to the constant...