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IFES Q&A with Former Program Officer for Europe and Asia

August 20, 2014

Former IFES Program Officer for Europe and Asia Jiv Sekhon shares personal highlights from his time at IFES and discusses challenges in delivering democracy and governance projects. Now working at the Australian Electoral Commission, he shares suggestions and best practices for implementing credible elections.

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Electoral System Changes in Egypt Spark Dialogue on Post-Revolution Future

August 20, 2014

Recent changes to Egypt's electoral system, backed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, have some observers worried that Egypt's next parliamentary elections could result in the election of old-guard leaders who are reluctant to check executive power.

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IFES and the IEC Conduct a BRIDGE “Train the Facilitator” Workshop

August 18, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Jordanian Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) conducted a “Train the Facilitator” (TtF) workshop in Amman from May 27 to June 7, 2014.

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IFES’ 2014 Hybl Fellow Examines Hybrid Regimes

August 13, 2014

This year’s 2014 Hybl fellow is Megan Hauser, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona.

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New Book: Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa

August 07, 2014

The book Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives.

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Indonesians Elect a new President

July 31, 2014

On July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. the General Election Commission of Indonesia (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) declared Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla winners of the July 9, 2014 presidential election. Of the 135 million votes cast Jokowi received 71 million, taking 53.15% of the valid votes and winning by a 6.3% margin. 

The photo gallery highlights some of the key events on that day. You can also view the images on our Flickr profile

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IFES Elects Four New Board Members

July 31, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce the election of former Senator Wayne Allard, Thomas A. “Tad” Devine, Ambassador William Eacho and Dr. Peter McPherson to its board of directors. The additions bring the total number of board members to 23.

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IFES Announces U.S. Recipients of 2014 Democracy Awards

July 31, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards. The Fifth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards ceremony will be co-chaired by IFES Board Director R. Scott Pastrick and Counsel Randal C. Teague.

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Rep. Hoyer Recognizes 2014 Democracy Award Recipient Maria Corina Machado

July 30, 2014

The following is a statement by U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in the Congressional Record recognizing 2014 Democracy Award Recipient Maria Corina Machado.

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IFES Hosts Election Commission of Nepal

July 23, 2014

On July 14, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation from the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), led by Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, for a series of meetings at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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