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From June 24 through July 8, citizens of Papua New Guinea will directly elect 111 members of the National Parliament (MPs). The MPs will be selected from among 3,340 candidates, which include representatives of 45 political parties and 2,006 independent candidates.

Tunisian youth played a significant role in the lead up to the 2011 revolution. Despite being at the forefront, many young Tunisians now feel that the gains of the revolution were stolen from them, with the older generation benefitting while youth remain politically and economically marginalized. IFES and the Tunisian Youth Forum are working to transform Tunisian youth’s online engagement into active civic engagement through an innovative new initiative called Hack4Democracy camps.

In this edition of IFES’ "Dialogues on Democracy," Editorial and Communications Manager Adam Gallagher speaks with Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik about the challenges facing democracy promotion, its role in U.S. foreign policy and the inextricable connection between hard power and soft power.  

IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights

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Developed by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in cooperation with local universities, professors, experts and government officials, “Democracy and Citizenship” is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of governance;

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) honored Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

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The Disability Inclusive Voter Education (DIVE) “app” provides information to enable persons with disabilities to learn about their rights and related opportunities and to become actively engaged in political life.

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