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Jan
28
2019
News Article
Nineteen African countries are scheduled to hold either a presidential, parliamentary or local council elections in 2019. Political finance regulations play a major role on the continent to ensure...
Aug
31
2018
News Article
A delegation of 15 young Zimbabwean leaders visited International IDEA’s Stockholm headquarters on 20 August to discuss the state of Zimbabwean democracy, the recent elections and the prospects for...
Aug
29
2018
News Article
To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for...
May
21
2018
News Article
بالتعاون مع الهيئة العليا المستقلة للانتخابات التونسية (ISIE) وبدعم مشترك من المؤسسة الدولية للديمقراطية والانتخابات (International IDEA) ومشروع المساعدة الانتخابية الإقليمي التابع لبرنامج الأمم...
May
18
2018
News Article
In light of the successful Exploratory mission conducted to observe the municipal elections in Jordan (2017), in collaboration with the Tunisia Independent High Authority for Election (ISIE) and with...
May
09
2018
Commentary
Political rights of refugees are an endurance test for the fabric of democracy. The recent migration waves resulting from civil wars have brought the debate on this topic back on the public agenda....
May
08
2018
News Article
As part of International IDEA’s engagement to strengthen the capacity of electoral actors and institutions, the Africa and West Asia programme organized the fifth New Commissioners’ Orientation (NCO...
Jan
25
2018
News Article
In its effort to promote media’s better understanding of the electoral cycle and building the relationship between the High National Election Commission of Libya (HNEC) and media outlets as axe of...
Dec
15
2017
News Article
In order to assist in promoting the transparency and efficiency of electoral processes and support regional cooperation in the Africa and West of Asia region, International IDEA and the Arab...
Nov
23
2017
News Article
On 22 November 2017, the President (speaker) of the National Assembly of the Republic of Cape Verde and acting Head of State, Jorge Santos, officially opened the international workshop on “the use of...
Nov
01
2017
News Article
In preparation for potential electoral processes in Libya in 2018, a series of workshops targeting 24 Libyan media representatives were held in Tunis from 29 October to 1 November. The workshops,...
Oct
10
2017
News Article
International IDEA's Electoral Processes Programme held the first workshop of its 'Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections Workshop' in Dakar, Senegal on 13 and 14 September 2017. Elections...
Sep
27
2017
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...
Apr
05
2017
News Article
The Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme, undertook a working visit to Benin 3-5 April 2017 to deepen the partnership between International IDEA’s and its newest Member State Benin....
Jan
05
2017
News Article
On 1 December Africa had its own “shock election”. The incumbent president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, lost to the opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Just as the Trump election in the US took political...
Oct
31
2016
News Article
On 4 September 2016 the African Union Commission (AUC) launched its first election observation mission exclusively staffed by women to the Republic of Seychelles.
Sep
29
2016
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA - As part of their ongoing efforts to support the consolidation of sustainable democracy in Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC), the International Organization of La Francophonie (...
Sep
27
2016
News Article
The low level of youth participation in political life is one of the biggest challenges facing representational democracy across the globe. In recent years, many countries have seen a sharp increase...
Sep
19
2016
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA – Dans le cadre de leur partenariat pour la consolidation de la démocratie en Afrique, la Commission de l’Union africaine (CUA), l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) et...
Mar
14
2016
Feature Story
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...