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Jun
18
2019
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Myanmar held credible national elections in 2015 and has followed up with well-run by-elections in 2017 and 2018. But despite these achievements at the national and state/region level, Myanmar has...
Apr
16
2019
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Apr
11
2019
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International IDEA concluded on 5 April 2019 a series of Learning Sessions, which ran in the Philippines between April and September 2018. The Sessions were run in partnership with the Institute for...
Apr
11
2019
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International IDEA and the Thammasat University sealed its partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in honour of the legacy and dedication to democracy building of the late Dr Surin...
Apr
03
2019
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To form a closer relation with the Melanesian countries and further strengthen International IDEA’s activities in the Pacific region, an extension of the MoU was signed with the Melanesian Spearhead...
Mar
22
2019
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Mar
22
2019
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This question set the tone for the study visit to the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden by a high-level delegation of federal and local government officials from Nepal.
Mar
08
2019
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Dec
20
2018
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The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) is an annual summit that brings together senior government officials and other notables from the Asia Pacific region and around the world to grapple with a theme in...
Dec
17
2018
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“Government and civil society have a role to play to ensure that democratic reforms are well-implemented”, said U. Ganbold, Head of the Public Administration Department, Governor’s Office in...
Dec
11
2018
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Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia’s democracy is in constant peril. The country’s political turmoil is not only prompted by the geopolitical forces outside of its borders, but also from...
Dec
11
2018
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Since 2015, Myanmar has witnessed three elections - general elections in 2015 and by-elections in 2017 and 2018. Although the political will towards reform measures for better elections has increased...
Dec
03
2018
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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
29
2018
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Dr Surin Pitsuwan served as Chair of the International Board of Advisors until his unexpected passing on 30 November 2017.  He was survived by his wife Alisa and three children. Surin Pitsuwan served...
Nov
16
2018
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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
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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
13
2018
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International IDEA co-hosted the Third Annual Melbourne Forum (MF3) on “Implications of Culture for Constitution Building” on 15-16 October 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Melbourne Forum on...
Nov
09
2018
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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
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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...
Oct
26
2018
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Centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) will form the third elected government of Bhutan following Lotay Tshering’s win in the 18 October parliamentary election. With the ruling People’s Democratic...