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Nov
18
2020
Commentary
Over the past 25 years, I have lived in countries struggling to realize democracy. From Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to the southern Caucasus, I have worked with committed democrats to design...
Nov
16
2020
Commentary
As the world watches the United States’ elections unfold, the intensity of our polarization is on display. This election was not marked by apathy. On the contrary—citizens turned out in record...
Nov
13
2020
Commentary
The Queensland (QLD) state election on Saturday 31 October 2020 was remarkable on several fronts. It was the first election in the state and Australia. The two leading candidates from the Australian...
Nov
02
2020
Commentary
With an important voter turnout on the National Plebiscite of 25 October, Chileans decided to draw up a new constitution, by the future election of a citizen constitutional convention. What are the...
Oct
30
2020
Commentary
"Election observation" is a term often thrown around too liberally these days. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the author. This commentary is independent of specific...
Oct
29
2020
Commentary
The right to vote in an election is one essential part of the democratic process. International standards on elections and democratic theorists attest that everyone should be equal before the ballot...
Oct
23
2020
Commentary
This Sunday, 25 October, Chile will define if they want (or not) a new Constitution and through what mechanism. This could lead to an unprecedented process in the history of the country, allowing...
Oct
17
2020
Commentary
In this Sunday, 18 October, general elections' voters will elect the principal executive and legislative branch authorities at the national level. Bolivia elects the president and vice-president by...
Oct
13
2020
Commentary
North Macedonia was among the first countries to postpone and then hold elections in Europe since the pandemic started. Organizing elections amid a COVID-19 pandemic posed several challenges for the...
Sep
25
2020
Commentary
September 15 marked the International Day of Democracy. To date there is agreement that the pandemic is not only the worst health, socioeconomic, and humanitarian crisis ever seen in Latin America;...
Sep
11
2020
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the...
Sep
02
2020
Commentary
The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge implications for elections around the world in 2020. At least 70 countries and territories across the globe decided to postpone either national or subnational...
Aug
27
2020
Commentary
The AU’s double standard on lifelong leaders who reject term limits undercuts its moral standing to reject military coups. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors,...
Aug
17
2020
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors, one of whom is a staff member of International IDEA. This commentary is independent of specific national or political...
Aug
06
2020
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  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors, one of whom is a staff member of International IDEA. This commentary is independent of specific national or political...
Jul
14
2020
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  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors, one of whom is a staff member of International IDEA. This commentary is independent of specific national or political...
Jul
09
2020
Commentary
The second round of voting in Poland’s presidential election on 12 July will bring to a conclusion a remarkable electoral process, which saw a nearly all-time high turnout of voters during the first...