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Feb
19
2016
News Article
Snap election was held in the Republic of Vanuatu on 22 January, following the dissolution of the legislature on 24 November 2015. A total of 265 candidates, including eight women, contested 52 seats...
Jan
22
2016
News Article
On 20 January in Yangon, Myanmar, Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile between 2000–2006, officially launched Democratic Transitions: Learning from World Leaders, published by International IDEA and...
Jan
11
2016
News Article
Women continue to be underrepresented in Bhutan politics and following the general elections in 2013 the number of women parliamentarians sank from 14 per cent to 8 per cent. No women were elected...
Jan
01
2016
Feature Story
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
22
2015
Press Release
The two day regional conference on “The use of money in politics and its effects on people’s representation” jointly held with the Election Commission of India, International IDEA & India...
Dec
14
2015
Feature Story
This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Dec
01
2015
News Article
Many Asian countries are experiencing a commercialization of politics which translates into a sense of rising overall costs for campaigning. State funding is often marginal (or even non-existent) and...
Nov
13
2015
Feature Story
More than 11,000 domestic observers and 1,000 international observers were accredited to observe the general elections of 8 November in Myanmar. Among these numbers were 19 ASEAN representatives from...
Nov
11
2015
News Article
After almost a decade-long process of political bickering and multi-stakeholder dialogues, Nepal adopted a new constitution on 20 September. The constitution provides for a federal system of...
Nov
11
2015
News Article
Communications training has become firmly established as a necessity in many democracies. As a young democracy and with relatively inexperienced law makers who have little knowledge of communication...
Nov
08
2015
News Article
Last Thursday morning, IDEA’s Myanmar country Head of Office Jorge Valladares walked into the IDEA office at the Union Election Commission in Naypyitaw to find makeshift beds and half-drunk cups of...
Nov
03
2015
Feature Story
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...
Oct
28
2015
News Article
Nepal’s legislature/parliament today elected Bidya Devi Bhandari as President receiving 327 out of 549 votes. Her closest contestant Kul Bahadur Gurung of the Nepali Congress received 214 votes and...
Oct
26
2015
News Article
For the upcoming General Elections, the Union Election Commission has invited international as well as domestic organisations to observe the electoral process. The UEC has now released a cartoon...
Oct
21
2015
News Article
STOCKHOLM/JAKARTA – ASEAN, through the initiative of the Philippines and in cooperation with International IDEA, today launched the report on ASEAN Election Observation at the ASEAN Secretariat in...
Oct
13
2015
News Article
International IDEA will co-host a three-day Asian-African practitioners meeting on political finance regulation in Bandung, Indonesia, October 20-22. The aim is to bring people from two regions that...
Oct
08
2015
News Article
Following the operationalization of the Electoral Risk Management Unit (ERM Unit) of the Union Election Commission (UEC) back in August, IDEA has continued assisting the development of monthly risk...
Oct
06
2015
News Article
International IDEA Myanmar has produced a series of infographics on women's participation, cancellation of elections and ethnic participation across the 1990, 2010 and 2015 Myanmar elections. These...