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Chief Electoral Commissioner of Sierra Leone Receives IFES’ 2014 Baxter Award

July 08, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce Dr. Christiana Thorpe, Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone, as the 2014 Joe C. Baxter Award recipient.

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Elections in Indonesia: 2014 Presidential Elections

July 02, 2014

Indonesians return to the polls for the second time this year on July 9.

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Elections in Libya: June 25 Council of Representatives Elections

June 23, 2014

On June 25, Libyans return to the polls for the second time this year to elect 200 members to the Council of Representatives (CoR).

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IFES Q&A with Former Chief of Party in Nigeria Carl Dundas

June 19, 2014

Carl Dundas, former IFES Chief of Party in Nigeria, addresses the challenges of democracy and governance assistance and best practices for success in helping countries implement free and fair elections.

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IFES Q&A with Former Chief of Party in Lebanon Richard Chambers

June 19, 2014

Richard Chambers worked with IFES in Lebanon from 2007-2011. He reflects on his IFES experiences and lessons learned during his career in election management.

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IFES Regional Europe Office Launches Program with a Workshop Dedicated to the Abuse of State Resources

June 19, 2014

IFES' Regional Europe office recently held a successful workshop on the abuse of States resources for countries of the former Soviet Union. Peer-to-peer discussions provided a unique perspective, with experiences shared on approaches to limit abuse. Participants committed to sharing and applying the knowledge and skills gained from the workshop in their own countries.

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The 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election

June 19, 2014

Following legislative elections on April 9, Indonesians return to the polls on July 9 to elect a new President. The race between Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and retired General Prabowo Subianto offers Indonesians a stark choice between candidates hailing from different backgrounds. With presidential elections in Indonesia primarily focused on personality over party, both candidates are working to build an image they believe voters will trust.

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Election Commission of Pakistan Launches its Second Five-Year Strategic Plan (2014-2018)

June 18, 2014

Outlining 162 objectives grouped under 13 broader goals, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) unveiled its Second Five-Year Strategic Plan (2014-2018) during a press conference in Islamabad on June 5, 2014. The new plan comes a year after the successful 2013 General Elections, which marked the first time in Pakistan’s history that one democratically elected government completed its full term and handed power over to another democratically elected government.

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Elections in Afghanistan: June 14 Presidential Runoff Election

June 12, 2014

Following the April 5 first-round Presidential Elections, Afghans will return to the polls on June 14 to vote for their next President.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive 2014 IFES Democracy Award

June 11, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Machado has been the target of numerous unproven accusations by the Venezuelan government and death threats since calling on citizens to publically demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro.

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