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Mar
05
2015
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On 27 November 2014, the Mexican Senate passed a bill amending the Federal Constitution in order to guarantee equal participation of indigenous women in electoral processes. The bill was initiated by...
Feb
12
2015
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Within the framework of the III International Forum of Santo Domingo (carried out in the Dominican Republic between January 28 and 30, 2015), Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America and...
Jan
26
2015
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Dec
22
2014
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The Ministry of the General Secretariat of the Presidency and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 16...
Dec
02
2014
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet chaired the First Conference of Women Leaders from Chile and Peru on 17 - 18 November in Santiago, Chile. The event aimed to encourage women’s participation in the...
Nov
20
2014
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The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic celebrated a gala event in Santo Domingo, 11 November, acknowledging the contribution of different individuals to the development and...
Oct
17
2014
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Three parties, the Frente Amplio (FA), the Blancos, and the Colorados, are currently represented in the Uruguayan parliament.  The Partido Independiente, which inherited part of the Nuevo Espacio...
Oct
10
2014
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As predicted, the Movement for Socialism (MAS) has consolidated its hegemony in the 12 October general elections under the leadership of Evo Morales. Although the official and final results are not...
Oct
06
2014
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Minister Dias Toffoli, president of the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, and Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA's regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, signed a Memorandum of...
Aug
27
2014
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“Just because public financing of political parties is unpopular in Peru doesn’t mean it’s not important.”
Aug
22
2014
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International IDEA and the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic jointly organized the International Seminar “Elections and Technology”, held in Santo Domingo on August 21 and 22, 2014.
Aug
22
2014
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The International Seminar “Elections in Central America and Dominican Republic: evaluation of experiences and lessons learned” was carried out in San José, Costa Rica, on August 12, 13 and 14, 2014....
Jul
05
2014
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On 1 July 2014, IDEA continued its longstanding and fruitful cooperation with the Electoral Tribunal of Mexico by signing an MoU. Through the years, various MoUs have been signed with the aim of...
Jun
05
2014
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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...
Apr
30
2014
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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
11
2014
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A second round of voting for the President of Costa Rica For the second time in Costa Rica’s history the election of the President of the Republic required a second round of voting, since none of...
Mar
03
2014
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Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very...
Feb
14
2014
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The run off presidential elections in both Costa Rica and El Salvador are going to be fascinating contests as so much uncertainty surrounds the outcome, given that no candidate prevailed in the 2...
Feb
06
2014
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On 2 February, none of the presidential candidates in Costa Rica reached the minimum percentage of votes prescribed by legislation to win the election (40%). Therefore, a runoff will be held on 6...
Feb
04
2014
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Election primaries have the capacity to improve the quality of democracy by engaging citizens and political party members more in the political process of candidate selection. On 23 – 24 January,...