Bolivia Commemorates 25 Years of International IDEA


The state of democracy in 163 countries around the world, the encouraging and worrying trends and the challenges faced by governments and peoples in guaranteeing the rule of law and human rights are some of the components of the report titled: “The State of Democracy, from a Global and Regional Perspective in 2020-2021”, which was prepared by International IDEA, and presented on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, through a

What happens after elections are postponed? Responses to postponing elections during COVID-19 vary by regime type


The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge implications for elections around the world in 2020. At least 70 countries and territories across the globe decided to postpone either national or subnational elections between 21 February and 31 August.

International IDEA Statement: International IDEA stands in solidarity with pro-democracy organizations


On 10 August 2020, the government of the People’s Republic of China announced it would sanction several leaders of pro-democracy organizations, including Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute (NDI); Daniel Twinning, President of the International Republican Institute (IRI); and Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House.