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IFES' Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award recognizes the exceptional work of individuals who demonstrate unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy. Rrecipients embody the character and spirit of former U.S. Ambassador and IFES Board of Directors Chairman Charles T. Manatt. IFES is currently accepting nominations for the international recipient of the Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award, which are due by Friday, April 6.
On February 12, IFES Africa Director Rushdi Nackerdien briefed the United Nations Security Council during an Arria Formula Meeting on “The Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” He was invited to speak to the electoral calendar, progress and challenges to the electoral cycle, and the potential implementation of electronic voting machines.
To achieve more collaboration and participation between citizens and the government, Guatemala has committed to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and use technology to strengthen governance through the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP provides an important opportunity for the Government of Guatemala, citizens, and civil society organizations to work in partnership.

Elections by the Numbers

On February 10, Sri Lanka held elections for all of its 341 local government bodies, after a two-year delay due in part to the adoption of a new, mixed-member proportional (MMP) system and the subsequent need for a new delimitation of electoral wards. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Sri Lanka: 2018 Local Government Elections.

On October 10, more than 1.64 million Liberians cast their ballots for a new president from among 20 candidates. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Liberia: 2017 Presidential Run-Off Election.

On November 26 and December 7, 2017, Nepal held its first national and state-level legislature elections since the promulgation of its new constitution on September 20, 2015. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Nepal: 2017 House of Representatives and State Assembly Elections.