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Mar
03
2014
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this analysis are the author’s and should in no way be construed to represent those of International IDEA, its Board and/or Council members. The Southern Africa...
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...
Mar
03
2014
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‘Tunisians agree that their new constitution is an advance, despite the imperfections. The people’s new democratic spirit is what will make Tunisia a success, and it will hopefully serve as an...
Mar
01
2014
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There are many examples across the world of women succeeding in empowering themselves and how they acquired greater influence in political institutions. These range from customary governance in...
Feb
28
2014
News Article
In early 2014 the Tanzanian Centre for Democracy (TCD) – an organization bringing together all political parties to promote multi-party democracy– completed an assessment of local democracy from a...
Feb
27
2014
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Regional organizations are key players in efforts to promote gender equality. Most have set up legal and institutional frameworks to address gender equality, including women’s political empowerment....
Feb
19
2014
Press Release
Brussels, 19 February 2014 -- A new report, jointly published today by the League of Young Voters and International IDEA, reveals the reasons behind the very high rates of young people not voting in...
Feb
17
2014
Feature Story
Most Tunisians agree that their new constitution is an advance, despite the imperfections. The people’s new democratic spirit is what will make Tunisia a success, and it will hopefully serve as an...
Feb
14
2014
News Article
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
14
2014
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Costa Rica y El Salvador experimentarán una apasionante segunda vuelta en sus respectivas elecciones presidenciales porque, el pasado 2 de febrero, ninguno de los candidatos alcanzó los votos...
Feb
12
2014
Feature Story
Declaracion: Las opiniones expresadas en este comentario son las del miembro del personal. Este comentario es independiente de intereses nacionales o políticos específicos. Las opiniones expresadas...
Feb
12
2014
News Article
Citizens across all continents have used the citizen-led democracy assessments pioneered by International IDEA for the past 10 years. The Institute is now releasing two new resources. Citizen-led...
Feb
12
2014
Feature Story
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this analysis are the author’s and should in no way be construed to represent those of International IDEA, its Board and/or Council members.
Feb
06
2014
Press Release
This week, on 6–7 February 2014, the issue of democratic governance will be addressed by the UN Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN Headquarters in New York....
Feb
06
2014
News Article
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
06
2014
News Article
En Costa Rica, el domingo 2 de febrero ninguno de los candidatos a presidente alcanzó el porcentaje de votación que establece la legislación para llegar al poder (40%). La decisión final se conocerá...
Feb
04
2014
News Article
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,...
Feb
04
2014
News Article
Los días 23 y 24 de enero de 2014, se realizó en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana el Seminario Internacional “Elecciones Primarias en América Latina y República Dominicana: experiencias, balance y...
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...
Jan
30
2014
News Article
Elections involve much more than organizing a single polling day. Instead they are a continuous process - a huge logistical exercise leading up to the vote, and also dealing with what happens...