Elections in Kenya: 2017 General Elections
What’s Going on at IFES?
On July 5, 2017, the IFES KEAP project officially launched the #BetterThanThis campaign, which comes from the insistence that we can do better than the current state of violence against women in Kenya’s electoral process.
IFES is supporting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in deploying a dynamic youth outreach strategy as part of the “Kenya Electoral Assistance Program” (KEAP), targeting youth voters ahead of the 2017 general Elections.
On July 30, Senegalese voters will elect the 150 members of the National Assembly. In total, 47 lists of parties and coalitions will present candidates for election. Elections in the National Assembly are divided into two portions. Ninety members of the National Assembly are elected through the majority system in the country’s 45 electoral constituencies. The other 60 seats are elected through proportional representation, with a national quota determined by dividing the number of valid ballots cast by the number of seats to be filled.
IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights
Developed by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in cooperation with local universities, professors, experts and government officials, “Democracy and Citizenship” is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of governance;
In this video interview recorded on 2016, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney, IRI President Ambassador Mark Green, and NDI President Kenneth Wollack discuss how CEPPS implements innovative programming to promote positive democratic change.
IFES awarded Professor Jega with its 2015 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award to honor his unwavering commitment to protecting and promoting Nigerians’ right to have vote and a voice.