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The mood in Nigeria is extremely upbeat following the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections, which led to the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history. 

On November 8, 2015, Myanmar will hold general elections. The 2015 elections will be an important milestone in Myanmar’s democratic transition. Approximately 30 million people are eligible to vote in this upcoming election, and, for many of them, this will be their first time voting. IFES developed a fact sheet to answer critical questions about the electoral process.


On September 29, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrated its sixth annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards with a gala dinner and ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. 

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September 28, 2015
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