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IFES Staff Lead International Republican Institute Workshop for Political Parties

September 18, 2014

On August 12 and 13, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) Chief of Party for Jordan, Hermann Thiel, facilitated a workshop on electoral systems for Jordanian political parties, organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI), IFES’ partner in USAID’s Consortium for Elections and Political Processes (CEPPS). IFES Jordan Deputy Chief of Party Sara Utaibi and IFES Outreach Specialist Naser Ramadin co-facilitated the workshop.

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October 26 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Latest Developments

September 18, 2014

To keep the Ukrainian and international community updated on electoral developments as they draw near or take place, IFES plans to issue a regular news bulletin.

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IFES Q&A with the Director of the Organization of American States’ Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation, Gerardo de Icaza Hernández

September 17, 2014

Gerardo de Icaza Hernández is currently the Director of the Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation at the Organization for American States, responsible for coordinating election observation missions. In this Q&A, Hernández discusses the challenges of effective election observation.

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IFES Supports Voter Registration Pilot in Myanmar

September 17, 2014

In response to criticism from national and international stakeholders regarding inaccuracies in the voter list used for elections in 2010 and 2012, Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) has committed to improving the national voter list. To that end, IFES, with support from USAID, has assisted the UEC in developing a five-year Strategic Plan to improve the voter list.

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Elections in Scotland: 2014 Independence Referendum

September 17, 2014

On September 18, voters in Scotland will cast their ballots to decide whether or not Scotland should be independent from the United Kingdom and Great Britain, and end its 307-year long union with England.

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Elections in Fiji: 2014 General Elections

September 15, 2014

On September 17, Fijian citizens will elect fifty members of Parliament, with the party winning a majority or plurality of seats tasked with choosing a Prime Minister and forming a government.

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IFES Celebrates International Day of Democracy

September 15, 2014

In this episode of the podcast series Dialogues on Democracy, IFES Vice President for Programs Michael Svetlik reflects on the state of democracy and discusses IFES' role in helping citizens across the world have a say in how they are governed.

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Reflections on Democracy Promotion

September 15, 2014

In this podcast, Svetlik discusses challenges and opportunities involved in organizing credible elections and ensuring all citizens have a voice in the way they are governed. Svetlik also describes the most memorable moments of IFES’ work over the past 27 years.

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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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