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Nov
30
2022
Press Release
Half of democratic governments around the world are in decline while authoritarian regimes are deepening their repression. Esta nota de prensa está disponible en español.
Nov
15
2022
News Article
The 2022 Fiji general election, for 55 seats in the Parliament, will take place on 14 December 2022. So far 316 provisional candidates have been named from 8 of the 9 political parties of which 55...
Nov
08
2022
Commentary
At home in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia lives alongside some of the world's most populous and diverse democracies. As we all emerge from two years of acute COVID-19 restrictions, some things...
Nov
04
2022
News Article
The Digital Campaigning and Political Finance in the Asia and the Pacific region report, co-authored by Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, Director, Electoral Regulation Research Network, Professor Andrea...
Nov
03
2022
Commentary
Successive Australian governments, for many years now, have not had an explicit policy for fostering and promoting democracy. One is needed, now more than ever. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in...
Oct
14
2022
News Article
More than one year after the Myanmar military staged an attempted coup d'état, democracy defenders both inside and outside of Myanmar remain committed to restoring legitimately elected leaders and...
Sep
21
2022
News Article
International IDEA is saddened by the passing of Professor Dr Azyumardi Azra on 18 September 2022, at the age of 67. We wish to convey our deepest sympathies to Dr Azra's family and loved ones....
Sep
13
2022
News Article
Emerging from the most chronic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific region are facing challenges as governing systems in the region grapple with the stressors...
Sep
12
2022
News Article
On 18 June 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution which calls upon the Myanmar armed forces “to respect the will of the people as freely expressed by the results of the general election...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
“Authoritarianism is on the rise, but resilience and democratic pushbacks are alive as well”. This headline properly captures the democratic trends in the Asia and Pacific region, characterised by...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
Two years out from the next Indonesian election, preparations are well underway for political parties in one of the world’s most populous democracies. As a presidential representative democracy for...
Aug
12
2022
News Article
“Ensuring accountability for past actions, developing mechanisms for transitional justice, enshrining the principles of equality and protection of rights of all ethnic, religious and gender...
Jul
28
2022
Press Release
International IDEA condemns in the strongest possible terms the extra-legal executions of four democracy defenders in Myanmar, which mark yet another shocking escalation of the violence perpetrated...
Jul
27
2022
News Article
International IDEA and Perludem are excited to announce the launch of the Electoral Redistricting App (ERA). The release of this unique and free Geographic Information System (GIS) software has been...
Jun
30
2022
News Article
Under its MyConstitution programme, International IDEA continues to support the legitimate interim government institutions of Myanmar in their pursuit of restoring democracy and constitutional...
Jun
17
2022
News Article
Indonesia’s media landscape is certainly one of extremes—it is both the largest news media market in southeast Asia and one of the most complex. Like most countries in the region, there are well-...
Jun
09
2022
News Article
Under the theme of ‘Taking Parliament to the People’, International IDEA and Bhutan’s Parliamentary Secretariat jointly hosted a three-day workshop for members and staff of the country’s parliament....
May
17
2022
News Article
Against the backdrop of the pandemic and an adversarial campaigning period, counting is almost complete and indicates a likely return for the Marcos political dynasty in the Philippines with the...
Mar
21
2022
News Article
Voters in Timor-Leste went to the polls on 19 March 2022 to choose a President for a five-year term commencing on 20 May. This was the fifth presidential election since Indonesian rule had come to an...