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On April 2, Serbian voters will elect their next president for a five-year term using a two-round system.
On March 24, 2017, IFES partnered with the Group of Influence and Civil Network OPORA to hold an international conference titled, “Ensuring Electoral Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.” The conference was organized in Kyiv, within the framework of the United Kingdom (UK) government-supported “Strengthening Electoral Preparedness and Political Participation in Ukraine” project. It is a part of an ongoing, united effort led by IFES to strengthen democratic progress in Ukraine, supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Global Affairs Canada, and the UK government.
On April 1, Myanmar voters will directly elect representatives to 19 seats including three seats out of 168 elected seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s upper house of Parliament; nine seats out of 330 elected seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw, Parliament’s lower house; and seven seats across two of the 14 state and region assemblies.
IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights
For many voters in Myanmar, such as Thundar Myo Nyunt from IFES Myanmar, the November 8 general elections were their first opportunity to vote.
IFES Board Director Irena Hadžiabdić is a former IFES employee who serves as the first female chair of the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Central Election Commission (CEC). In this video interview, she discusses her role as a pioneer and a woman leader in global election administration.
Beverly G. Hagerdon</a>, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Sri Lanka Chief of Party, has 18 years of experience working in the election field, including in the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, the Maldives, Pakistan, Jordan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, South Africa and Indonesia.