IFES Annual Report 2017

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Mechanisms for election dispute resolution must increasingly withstand new forms of sophisticated political and electoral manipulation. A new IFES research paper, Elections on Trial: The Effective Management of Election Disputes and Violations, outlines the fundamental principles for procedural justice and open justice in election cases.

She Leads, one of IFES' flagship programs, works to empower women with the skills and knowledge to participate and take on leadership roles in these political and electoral processes through a series of beginner, intermediate and advanced trainings. To date, She Leads has trained over 2,600 women in four countries and continues to expand.

From April 29 to May 5, 2018, IFES, with the support of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), participated in a Mission of Technical Accompaniment in Mexico City to analyze the reforms, identify their strengths, and anticipate the potential challenges the country will face during its 2018 electoral processes.

Elections by the Numbers

On May 27, Colombia held an election for the next president and vice president, which was the first presidential election to take place since the signature of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Colombia: 2018 Presidential Election.

On May 12, Timor-Leste held elections for all 65 seats in the National Parliament. The last parliamentary elections were held on July 22, 2017, and, despite lengthy negotiations, no party was able to form a majority coalition. The president of the Republic of Timor-Leste dissolved the National Parliament on January 26, 2018, making a new election necessary. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Timor-Leste: 2018 Early Parliamentary Elections.

On May 12, Iraq held elections for all 329 seats in the Council of Representatives (CoR). CoR members will elect the next president from among themselves within 30 days from their first convening, and the president will then select a prime minister from the majority coalition in the CoR. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Iraq: 2018 Council of Representatives Elections.