Is a New Power-Sharing Deal the Best Governing Arrangement for Yemen?
September 17, 2014
In 2011, Yemeni political parties, under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council Agreement, agreed to share power until the next elections. As the country's transition has dragged on, the power-sharing deal has weakened as various actors have tried to exploit ongoing negotiations for their own gain. Yemen's best hope for democracy will be competitive elections.
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Drivers of Democracy - Highlighting IFES Staff
September 17, 2014
Here at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), our diverse staff work in many ways to advance good governance and democratic rights around the world and engage in everything from hosting events, managing finance and even cleaning offices! Check out quotes from field office staff about their experiences with IFES by looking through the gallery. See more staff and read their full quotes.
Transition at a Crossroads: Moving Beyond the GCC Agreement in Yemen
December 09, 2013
In late 2011, Yemeni political leaders and stakeholders endorsed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Agreement, which laid out a two-year roadmap for resolving Yemen's political paralysis. The agreement scripted a process with an inclusive National Dialogue, a new constitution, a constitutional referendum and national elections to move the country forward. Two years later, it is likely the initial timeframe will expire without a referendum and without elections. Please view a panel discussion on these timely issues, the overall political environment in Yemen, the potential impact on the electoral process and the ongoing role of the international community.
Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa
September 30, 2013
Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa is a collaborative effort between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Arab Region Parliamentarians against Corruption (ARPAC). It represents a concerted attempt to better understand and document existing political finance regulations and experiences in five countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen. The availability of information on the funding of parties and campaigns is a first and significant step in enhancing transparency.