22 Jul 2014

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.

18 Jul 2014

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.

17 Jul 2014

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).

17 Jul 2014

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

17 Jul 2014

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.

17 Jul 2014

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.

16 Jul 2014

By: Katie Ryan, IFES Senior Training and Gender Advisor

24 Jun 2014

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.

20 Jun 2014

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.