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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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3 Apr 2017 | Feature

For many voters in Myanmar, such as Thundar Myo Nyunt from IFES Myanmar, the November 8 general elections were their first opportunity to vote. 

31 Mar 2017 | Feature

The forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity, contains a series of essays by international scholars and practitioners...

24 Mar 2017 | Feature

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)...

22 Mar 2017 | Feature

On April 1, 2017, Myanmar will hold by-elections for 19 vacant seats in national and regional legislative assemblies where 95 candidates will seek votes from among 2.1 million eligible voters. The...

20 Mar 2017 | Feature

On March 16, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President & CEO Bill Sweeney presented a copy of the book First Universal Democratic Elections in Independent Georgia...

14 Mar 2017 | Feature

Nermin Nisic, IFES Kosovo country director, has nearly two decades of democracy and governance experience. In this Q&A, Nisic discusses IFES’ current project in Kosovo, major challenges to...

14 Mar 2017 | Feature

As Myanmar increasingly becomes a more open, inclusive society, citizens have a need and desire to understand how their democracy works, what their rights and responsibilities as citizens are and...

9 Mar 2017 | Feature

IFES and Tunisia's National School of Administration (ENA) share a common objective to raise awareness among Tunisia’s future leaders on electoral matters.

9 Mar 2017 | Press Release

IFES today announced the election of the Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell as chairman of its Board of Directors. Donald R. Sweitzer, the previous chairman of the Board, was elected as co-chairman. Amb....

8 Mar 2017 | Feature

This International Women’s Day, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) reaffirms its commitment to involving women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected...

7 Mar 2017 | Feature

By modernizing civic and voter education methods in Liberia, IFES and the National Elections Commission are breaking historic barriers to voter participation – namely illiteracy and inadequate...

7 Mar 2017 | Feature

On International Women’s Day, and every day, we honor and support the tireless efforts of women's rights advocates. One of the ways these women leaders affect change is by working with and...