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International IDEA and Mexico's Electoral Court sign cooperation agreement
Brasilia, Brazil

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On 21 March 2017, International IDEA's Secretary-General Yves Leterme signed a cooperation agreement with the Electoral Court of Mexico, represented by its Chief Justice, Janine M. Otálora Malassis. The partnership will aim at promoting and implementing bilateral and multilateral projects on issues related to the development of democracy, electoral processes and electoral justice.

The Electoral Court of Mexico is a specialized organ of the Mexican Federal Judicial Authority in charge of delivering justice on electoral matters, resolving electoral disputes and protecting the electoral rights of the people. In particular, this project will allow for the impartial analysis of political rights and will offer the opportunity to improve knowledge exchange about electoral integrity, electoral justice, gender parity and intercultural democracy in Mexico, and enhance the Global Network on Electoral Justice.

This agreement is the fruit of the strong relations between International IDEA and the Electoral Court of Mexico, who have been working closely to reach this agreement to support the strengthening of democracy in the region.


About the Author

Head of North America and Deputy Permanent Observer of International IDEA to the United Nations
Annika Silva-Leander

Dr Annika Silva-Leander is Head of North America at International IDEA where she oversees International IDEA’s outreach in the region, its engagement in the Global Democracy Coalition, and its work in support of the Summit for Democracy. She is also International IDEA’s Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations. She heads International IDEA's offices in Washington, DC and New York, USA.