Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Accept IFES' 2018 Democracy Award

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IFES celebrates International Youth Day 2018 with a weeklong social media campaign to showcase the importance of youth participation in democratic and political processes. This year’s theme, Safe Spaces for Youth, promotes not only youth’s right to participate in decision-making processes, but also the role played by society and governments in creating and maintaining an environment that is safe for and inclusive of youth.

The IFES Photography Contest showcases photos of elections and democracy from around the world. The 2018 contest is now open, and the deadline for submissions is August 17, 2018.

IFES is pleased to announce that Dong Nguyen Huu, a distinguished elections expert who is currently an advisor to the three Mexican electoral authorities, has supported numerous elections worldwide and served on IFES’ Executive Advisory Board, is the recipient of the 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award.

Elections by the Numbers

Zimbabwe number of registered voters: 5.7 million

On July 30, Zimbabwean citizens went to the polls for general elections. Former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November 2017 after 37 years in office, and this major political transition raised the stakes for the elections and created an opportunity for increased competitiveness in elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Zimbabwe: 2018 General Elections.

Mali number of registered voters: 8.5 million

On July 29, Mali held a presidential election, the country's fifth democratic presidential election since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1991. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mali: 2018 Presidential Election.

On July 1, Mexico held presidential, legislative, and local elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mexico: 2018 General Elections.