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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...
Jul
20
2017
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As Myanmar continues its democratic transition, the pace of dialogue on constitutional issues has accelerated and so has the demand for comparative lessons on questions of federalism and the...
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
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...
May
09
2016
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Election campaign filled with propaganda and heated debates is nothing to the Philippines, a country that enjoys relative success of sustained democracy since ending the authoritarian rule 30 years...
May
09
2016
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Election campaign filled with propaganda and heated debates is nothing to the Philippines, a country that enjoys relative success of sustained democracy since ending the authoritarian rule 30 years...
Mar
22
2016
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Samoa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), led by incumbent Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai won 80 per cent of the seats in parliament, following the 4 March election. The HRPP will...
Mar
11
2016
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When Nepal promulgated its new constitution in September last year, some gender equality advocates in the country felt that it didn’t go far enough to ensure gender equality. While it provides quotas...
Jan
01
2016
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On 7 November 2013 super typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall in central Philippines killing more than 6300 people and leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction and...
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.
Nov
03
2015
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As part of the STEP democracy programme, International IDEA in Myanmar has been supporting the Union Election Commission (UEC) with trainings on the design and communication of key messages to the...
Sep
22
2015
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On 25 April and 12 May the country was struck by two major earthquakes. These devastating events provided a strong impetus to speed up the process of constitution drafting which had been stalled for...
Sep
21
2015
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The Kingdom of Bhutan has been focused on establishing an Electoral Training Resource Center (ETRC) through the project “Enhanced Capacity of the Election Commission of Bhutan” initiated in 2012....
Aug
21
2015
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Preparations for the November 8 elections in Myanmar are hectic, to say the least. At stake are 1 171 seats at the Pyithu, Amyota and State and Regions Hluttaws assemblies. More than 6 000 candidates...
Jun
26
2015
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Wrapping up a two-day ASEAN workshop on election observation held in Manila, the Philippines Commission on Elections released a statement highlighting the importance for countries in the region to...
Jun
24
2015
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“Myanmar is the only country where International IDEA operates in two offices, in two different cities. They are located 400km from each other: one is in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, and the...
Mar
05
2015
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Citizenship is critical to exercise and enjoy the rights and privileges granted by the state. Nepal is one of 27 countries in the world (including Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan)...
Mar
05
2015
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On 18 January 2015, International IDEA Secretary-General Leterme presented the first edition of the ‘English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms’ to experts who contributed to it at International...
Feb
17
2015
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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
16
2014
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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...