IFES Launches New Training Module on Disability Rights and Elections
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On May 4, Algeria will hold elections for the People’s National Assembly. Voters will elect 462 members of the lower house of the bicameral Parliament. These elections will be the first since the Parliament adopted constitutional reforms last year.
As the next generation of political leaders, Sri Lanka’s youth have a critical role to play in bolstering an inclusive democratic process that is responsive to all of its citizens. Under its U.S. Agency for International Development-funded “Improved Election Management Program,” the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is working with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka (EC) to strengthen democratic participation of first-time voters.
On April 6, 2017, Gambians went to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. Expectations were high for the first legislative elections since the country ousted its long-term authoritarian president, Yahya Jammeh, at the polls in December 2016 presidential elections. IFES conducted a two-week assessment in the Gambia specifically focused on legal framework reform and election dispute resolution, as well as Election Day processes and procedures.
IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights
In this Q&A, Manuel Carrillo Poblano, head of the International Affairs Unit of the INE, discusses IFES and the INE’s efforts to promote credible and transparent elections and the INE’s collaboration with EMBs around the world.
In this interview, accredited BRIDGE facilitators Ambar Zobairi, IFES deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa and Rushdi Nackerdien, IFES regional director for Africa discuss how IFES uses BRIDGE to build capacity of election management bodies.
For many voters in Myanmar, such as Thundar Myo Nyunt from IFES Myanmar, the November 8 general elections were their first opportunity to vote.