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Mar
22
2019
Commentary
The much-anticipated General Elections in Thailand are finally about to take place on Sunday, 24 March 2019. It will be the first under the 2017 Constitution. Commentators have said that this...
Mar
22
2019
News Article
This question set the tone for the study visit to the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden by a high-level delegation of federal and local government officials from Nepal.
Mar
08
2019
Commentary
Balancing power relations, reducing disparities, ensuring equal rights, opportunities and respect for all individuals regardless of their sex or social identity is a must to bind a nation together...
Dec
20
2018
News Article
The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) is an annual summit that brings together senior government officials and other notables from the Asia Pacific region and around the world to grapple with a theme in...
Dec
17
2018
News Article
“Government and civil society have a role to play to ensure that democratic reforms are well-implemented”, said U. Ganbold, Head of the Public Administration Department, Governor’s Office in...
Dec
11
2018
News Article
Since 2015, Myanmar has witnessed three elections - general elections in 2015 and by-elections in 2017 and 2018. Although the political will towards reform measures for better elections has increased...
Dec
11
2018
News Article
Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia’s democracy is in constant peril. The country’s political turmoil is not only prompted by the geopolitical forces outside of its borders, but also from...
Dec
03
2018
News Article
Malaysian and international election experts convened for a two-day Electoral Reform Roundtable on 30 November and 1 December 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss wide-ranging reform of the electoral...
Nov
29
2018
News Article
Dr Surin Pitsuwan served as Chair of the International Board of Advisors until his unexpected passing on 30th November 2017.  He was survived by his wife Alisa and three children. Surin Pitsuwan...
Nov
23
2018
News Article
International IDEA Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific presented results of the Global State of Democracy data at the 20th Annual Congress at the King Prajaripok Institute (KPI) in Bangkok....
Nov
16
2018
News Article
Fiji’s 2018 parliamentary elections took place on 14 November with over 630,000 registered voters at 2,173 polling stations, including advanced and postal voters. With heavy rain and a tropical...
Nov
15
2018
News Article
Yangon is at a critical juncture on its path towards democracy as its administrative body, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), is preparing for the first ever fully democratic municipal...
Nov
13
2018
News Article
International IDEA co-hosted the Third Annual Melbourne Forum (MF3) on “Implications of Culture for Constitution Building” on 15-16 October 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Melbourne Forum on...
Nov
09
2018
News Article
By-elections are of great importance to a representative and credible democracy as seats need to be filled to ensure the legitimacy and function of Myanmar’s various parliaments. On 3 November 2018,...
Nov
07
2018
News Article
Relations between the media and electoral authorities can be strained or uneasy, and the result of such strained relations can be misinformation or missed opportunities. Since public confidence (and...
Oct
29
2018
News Article
Mongolian People’s Party, Democratic Party, Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party, Civil Will Party and National Labour Party recently all came together at a training event to face common challenges...
Oct
26
2018
News Article
Centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) will form the third elected government of Bhutan following Lotay Tshering’s win in the 18 October parliamentary election. With the ruling People’s Democratic...
Oct
12
2018
News Article
Two secretarial officers from the Bhutanese Parliament underwent a vigorous two-week Fellowship Programme from 20-31 August 2018 at the state parliament of Tasmania, Australia. The Fellowship...
Sep
21
2018
News Article
International IDEA is supporting constitution building processes as an integral part of the democratic transition in Myanmar. By working with various state institutions, ethnic based organizations,...
Sep
21
2018
Commentary
إخلاء مسؤولية:  الآراء المعبر عنها في هذا التعليق خاصة بموظفي المؤسسة. يعد هذا التعليق مستقلاً عن أية مصالح وطنية أو سياسية. الآراء المعبر عنها لا تمثل بالضرورة موقف المؤسسة الدولية للديمقراطية...