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Elections in Moldova: November 30 Parliamentary Elections

November 24, 2014

November's elections will once again feature democratic and liberal pro-European choice parties against the leading Communist Party, who governed the country from 1998 to 2009. As no single party is expected to gain a majority in the Parliament, November's elections will again result in a critical period of post-election coalition building to form the country's next government.

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Tunisia Reopens Media Center for Presidential Elections

November 21, 2014

On November 20, 2014, Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) held a press conference to reopen its Media Center for the November 23 presidential election. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) worked closely with its ISIE partners in conceptualizing and creating the Center for the October parliamentary elections and the November presidential vote. The Media Center serves as a platform for the ISIE to communicate election related information to citizens, journalists, international organizations and other relevant stakeholders. It also brings transparency and credibility to the election process. Click through this photo gallery to see the impressive and important results of this effort.


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IFES Experts Speak on U.S. Capitol Hill

November 20, 2014

On November 13 and 14, experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) were called on to speak on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, November 13, Senior Gender Specialist Jessica Huber was invited by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to speak as part of the World of Women for World Peace conference. Huber was joined by other distinguished panelists.

On Friday, IFES Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Asia Gavin Weise provided a briefing to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission) about Ukraine’s recent parliamentary elections. He highlighted the conduct and results of the elections. He was joined by representatives from IFES partners the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute, as well as the Ukrainian citizen network OPORA.

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Preparing for Ukraine’s Historic Parliamentary Poll

November 20, 2014

On October 26, Ukrainians went to the polls in early parliamentary elections; their second nationwide vote following the flight of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014. With assistance from IFES, the Central Election Commission planned, organized and carried out an ambitious training program for election commissioners throughout the country. Both domestic and international observers deemed these elections to be largely successful.

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Video Playlist: IFES' 2014 U.S. Election Program 

November 20, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted 150 participants from 55 countries during the 12th U.S. Election Program from November 2-5, 2014. We invite you to watch the videos of the main plenary sessions, examining the future of political finance regulation, the role of the federal government in enforcing voting rights, legislation that expands the political rights of persons with disabilities in the U.S., challenges and opportunities for women's participation in U.S. politics, and a wide range of other issues.

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A Look at Election Management Worldwide

November 19, 2014

Quality election management is a vital core of democracy. A legitimate electoral process and public confidence in democratic governance depends on both the actual and perceived integrity of an election. Special focus on the role and challenges of electoral management is required in order to conduct a free and fair election. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems works with election management bodies (EMBs) around the world on all aspects of election administration in all phases of the electoral cycle, from pre-election preparation to announcing results.

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Elections in Tunisia: 2014 Presidential Election

November 18, 2014

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring was sparked in Tunisia and much of the region, Tunisians head to the polls on November 23 to elect their next President.

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IFES Experts Visit the Hill

November 13, 2014

On November 13 and 14, 2014 experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will visit the Hill to participate in two panels. Elsewhere, on Friday, November 14, IFES Deputy Director for Europe and Asia Gavin Weise will brief the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, on Ukraine’s October 26 parliamentary election and the ramifications for democratic development in Ukraine.

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IFES’ 2014 U.S. Election Program

November 07, 2014

For almost three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has supported citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections around the globe. Since 1992, IFES has hosted a flagship event, the U.S. Election Program, which brings together election officials, parliamentarians and diplomats from around the world to observe and learn about the U.S. electoral system as well as discuss elections and voting from comparative international perspectives.

This year’s program was held from November 2-5, in Washington, D.C., and provided a range of educational and networking opportunities for executives responsible for elections and voting.

See coverage of select panels by C-SPAN.

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