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Jun
15
2014
Feature Story
The presidential election in Colombia on 25 May had a surprising outcome. Even though opinion polls forecasted the need for a second round and picked up the stagnating level of support for President...
Jun
05
2014
News Article
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...
May
22
2014
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
May
20
2014
News Article
By Shailaja Chandra, a former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi. The views expressed in this analysis are hers and should in no way be construed to represent...
May
17
2014
Feature Story
2.5 million Panamanians put an end to the ruling party’s attempt to remain in officeon 4 May 2014 and reasserted their faith in democracy and in alternation, when they cast their votes to elect the...
May
05
2014
Feature Story
Second round, run off ballots (ballotage), are currently the trend in Latin America: of the seven presidential elections expected this year, a second round is provided for legally in six countries (...
Apr
30
2014
News Article
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
20
2014
News Article
“Media, civil society and electoral observers” was one of the topics addressed in a 5-day conference, organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Joint...
Apr
11
2014
News Article
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...
Apr
08
2014
Feature Story
Indonesians at home go back to polls for the fourth time since the fall of Soeharto to vote in general legislative elections this Wednesday, 9 April 2014. And for the first time in its history,...
Mar
17
2014
Press Release
Sponsors: International IDEA; Electoral Integrity Project (EIP; Harvard University & University of Sydney) Award Committee: Annette Fath-Lihic (International IDEA), Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus...
Mar
03
2014
News Article
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...
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
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
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
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,...
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...
Jan
28
2014
News Article
Around 4.6 million Salvadorans are eligible to cast their votes in the presidential elections on 2 February for the 2014-19 term. The latest opinion surveys indicate that the contest will be close...
Jan
28
2014
News Article
On 2 February 2014, Costa Ricans will cast their votes in elections for the President of the Republic, two vice-presidents, and 57 deputies to the Legislative Assembly (LA).