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Aug
23
2018
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At present, 151 countries out of 216 countries included in the International IDEA Voting from Abroad database have in place a legal framework for Out-of-Country Voting (OCV), while the remaining 65...
May
30
2018
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As with many young people across the world, youth in Bangladesh are mobilizing to create innovative ways to better engage with politics and their political realities. From participating in organized...
Dec
21
2017
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National democratic elections are unquestionably expensive. This fact is beyond dispute.
Dec
15
2017
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On 2–3 November 2017, the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Indian International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDEM) organized a Building Resources in Democracy...
Aug
28
2017
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For the first time in 20 years, Nepali voters went to the polls to elect their local leaders. Ahead of the third and last phase to be organized on 18 September, here are some fast facts on the Nepal’...
Aug
07
2017
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Election and cybersecurity  has changed dramatically over recent years, with high profile cases of elections-related hacking. All of these incidents are inherently difficult to trace back...
Aug
03
2017
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Professional and skilled electoral management body (EMB) staff are essential in ensuring successful elections and in maintaining the sustainability of the EMB. Continuous training and professional...
May
31
2017
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Continuing International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management (ERM) Tour of Asia, we visited the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the Philippines in Manila for the fifth one-day workshop on 24 May...
May
29
2017
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Ever since the current election commissioners took office in late 2013, they have confronted various difficulties. From the controversial circumstances surrounding the February 2014 General Elections...
May
22
2017
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In its Policy Paper No. 14 entitled “Risk Management in Elections”, International IDEA proposed six key recommendations for standardizing risk management in elections.
May
17
2017
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“Sedia payung sebelum hujan” is an Indonesian adage that means one must be prepared for any pitfalls. Its English transliteration is “Get an umbrella ready before it rains”. Like rain, some pitfalls...
Feb
14
2017
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Indonesian voters in seven provinces, 76 regencies and 18 cities will go to polls on15 February 2017, to elect their governors, regents and mayors respectively.
Jul
19
2016
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On the occasion of the 24th World Congress of Political Science, which will take place on 23-27 July 2016 at Poznan, Poland, International IDEA is set to lead discussions on key democracy issues and...
Jul
14
2016
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A total of 67 candidates, including four women, as well as incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Charmaine Scotty, who is also a government Minister, stood for the 19-seat Parliament in the elections...
Mar
29
2016
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The idea that electoral management bodies (EMBs) should conduct regular risk assessments has become increasingly popular and the demand for International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool has...
Mar
14
2016
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Voter turnout statistics provide us with a rough indicator of citizen participation in electoral processes. Looking back at 2015, to what extent did African voters participate on election day, and...
Mar
07
2016
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La participación política de las mujeres ha demostrado grandes avances en los últimos años. Al parecer los diversos países del mundo se encuentran un búsqueda de la paridad de género en la política,...
Dec
14
2015
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Como indicaba Daniel Zovatto en enero de 2015, América Latina comenzó el año en medio de una fuerte desaceleración económica, con miras a tres procesos electorales presidenciales (Argentina,...
Dec
14
2015
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This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.