On July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. the General Election Commission of Indonesia (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) declared Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla winners of the July 9, 2014 presidential election. Of the 135 million votes cast Jokowi received 71 million, taking 53.15% of the valid votes and winning by a 6.3% margin. Of 33 provinces, 23 saw a majority for Jokowi.
Following Indonesia’s July 9 presidential election, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney travelled to Medan in North Sumatra to meet with some of the participants of IFES’ women’s leadership program.
Since 2012, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been providing technical assistance to Yemen’s electoral body, the Supreme Commission of Elections and Referendum (SCER), to develop and implement the country’s new biometric voter registration system (BVR).
Electoral Administration Better Prepared For A Stronger Democracy
"BRIDGE has changed my life! Starting today I feel more professional but also more available for listening and teamwork."
-Raphaelle Jeorveline Bareau, Network of Youth Parliamentarians
Indonesia held one of the world’s largest single day elections on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to determine its next president. More than 190 million registered voters were eligible to vote at 480 thousand polling stations across the country. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and third largest democracy.
On June 25, 2014, the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly adopted a law stipulating that parliamentary and first-round presidential elections will take place on October 26, 2014 and November 23, 2014 respectively.
By: Katie Ryan, IFES Senior Training and Gender Advisor
On May 7, 2014, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The overarching goal of this collaboration is to support the Commission in exercising its mandate in conducting fair, transparent and credible elections.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) served as an observer to the 7th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities f
On June 19, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) launched AGENDA II, the second phase of the project. Opening remarks for the event were provided by H.E.