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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
19
2014
Feature Story
Tabaré Vázquez’s victory by a wide margin in the second round of voting in Uruguay’s presidential election (30 November 2014), was the last in the marathon of elections held in Latin America in 2014...
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...
Nov
27
2014
Feature Story
The final results of the elections which culminated in the second round re-election of Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) as president of Brazil, illustrates the most striking feature of the...
Nov
25
2014
Press Release
LIMA — International IDEA will join more than 30 experts from the Latin America region and other countries to meet with representatives of Peru’s electoral system and discuss electoral systems at the...
Oct
30
2014
Feature Story
On 26 October, the Tunisian people held their first-ever democratic and multiparty elections to elect the People’s Assembly legislature. In October 2011 Tunisia held elections to elect a constituent...
Oct
28
2014
Press Release
International IDEA and The Carter Center, in collaboration with the Electoral Assistance Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs, have co-organized a launch of two publications on...
Oct
28
2014
Press Release
NEW YORK—The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and The Carter Centertoday will launch two publications that break new ground on reviewing and...
Oct
28
2014
News Article
Elections are considered to be of paramount importance in most countries for establishing a legitimate government. Yet, this is only true when elections are fully trusted and perceived to be fair. At...
Oct
27
2014
Feature Story
One of the most outstanding aspects of the general elections held recently in Bolivia is that the Plurinational Legislative Assembly will have 81 female representatives, equivalent to 48 per cent of...
Oct
17
2014
News Article
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
News Article
In the aftermath of what is commonly referred to as The Arab Spring – where brutal autocracies were over-thrown, today many of these same countries in the North Africa region are struggling with...
Oct
10
2014
News Article
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
10
2014
Feature Story
The elections on 12 October are dominating the political, institutional and social panorama of Bolivia. However, the general feeling is that there will not be any major surprises in the results....
Oct
08
2014
Feature Story
Electoral reform is an integral part of democratic development: it improves the integrity and accuracy of the electoral process and promotes the electoral rights of citizens through entrenching...
Oct
02
2014
Feature Story
October is a key month for the region. The 2014 Latin American electoral rally will end this October, when elections will be held in Brazil (Sunday the 5th), Bolivia (12 October) and Uruguay (26...
Sep
11
2014
Feature Story
The progress made in Latin America over the past 35 years in terms of free and fair elections, strength and respect of human rights, and democratization, is significant. However, its democracies...
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...
Aug
22
2014
News Article
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
News Article
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....