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Egypt's 2014 Presidential Election Law

May 14, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) briefing paper Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law provides expert insight into the legal framework that governs Egypt's upcoming presidential poll on May 26-27.

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IFES President and CEO Moderates Atlantic Council Discussion on Mexico’s Electoral Reform

February 26, 2014

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney will moderate a roundtable discussion at the Atlantic Council on the implications of Mexico’s recent electoral law reform, which increases the role of the Federal Electoral Tribunal.


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Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition: February 2011 – September 2013

October 11, 2013

IFES’ latest briefing paper, examines Egypt’s new roadmap toward democracy, analyzing changes to the broader electoral framework in Egypt since early 2011, and looks at present and future challenges for the current transition.

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Bangsamoro Transition Commission Explores New Electoral System with IFES

October 09, 2013

In preparation for the 2016 elections, IFES held a two-day workshop for members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission on designing the region’s new electoral system.This technical expertise will contribute to new legal and electoral frameworks as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government transitions into the Bangsamoro political entity. 

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IFES Event Examines Islam in Electoral Politics

April 11, 2013

On April 4, 2013, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) hosted an event to discuss the influential role of Islam in electoral politics and development of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Two Years into the Arab Spring: Islam, Elections and Democratic Transformation also highlighted the role Islam might play in the democratic transformation of the Arab World.

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Understanding the Success of Multiethnic Parties in Indonesia

February 14, 2013

IFES’ 2012 Hybl Fellow Geoffrey Macdonald focuses on the influence of election rules in preventing the rise of ethnic parties in Indonesia in this Democracy Fellowship Paper.

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IFES Convenes Fifth Civil Society Roundtable on Electoral Reform

February 01, 2013

As Georgia continues to reform its electoral system, IFES has been hosting roundtable discussions with civil society organizations (CSOs) and other interested stakeholders. This exchange of ideas will produce feedback on current electoral law, which will be shared with Georgian lawmakers as they begin the process of crafting reforms.  

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Primer on the U.S. Election System

November 16, 2012

This primer provides an overview of all aspects of the American electoral process, from how campaigns are conducted to the mechanics of the voting process.

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Pre-Election Technical Assessment 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

October 16, 2012

IFES conducted a pre-election technical assessment in Ukraine which analyzed legal, technical and procedural aspects of the election process.

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Designing Electoral Systems to Combat Ethnic Divides

October 05, 2012

IFES’ 2012 Hybl Fellow Geoffrey Macdonald, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Denver, is exploring how electoral system design and party rules incentivize ethnic groups to form political associations. In this interview, he shares his findings and gives us an overview of the role of ethnicity in politics around the world.

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