Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government.
The July 31 election in Zimbabwe will be the first nationwide poll under the country's new constitution, bringing a formal end to the Global Political Agreement established after the disputed 2008 election. International and domestic attention has focused on the nation's human rights situation, including its readiness to hold free and fair nationwide elections.
On Sunday, Malian voters will cast ballots for President of the Republic, marking the first time citizens will elect a leader since the March 2012 coup d'état that overthrew the government.
Cambodia is holding National Assembly elections on Sunday July 28, 2013.
In April and May, IFES commissioned a nationally-representative survey of 1,752 voting-age citizens and 10 focus groups in five provinces across Cambodia.
Survey findings indicate Cambodians are interested in the election process but report moderate levels of information on the process overall.
On Sunday, July 28, over 9,675,000 registered voters (53% of whom are women) in Cambodia will elect 123 members of the National Assembly.
Following the 2010 local elections in Ukraine, observers were critical of the Law on Local Elections, which many believed facilitated irregularities in the poll.
Albania’s upcoming election will see over 3,270,000 registered voters cast their ballots for members of Parliament. In a few regions, citizens will also participate in local government by-elections.
Iran is holding its presidential election on June 14, 2013. Citizens will cast their ballots for one of eight approved presidential candidates, as well as local council leaders.
The May 13 national and local elections in the Philippines will see more than 70,000 precincts open nationwide for voters to cast their ballots.
The May 11 general elections in Pakistan will mark the first time in the nation's history that a civilian government has carried out the full length of its term and handed power to another civilian government.