The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is collaborating with Armenian civil society and government stakeholders to increase access to the political process.
On April 6, 2017, Gambians went to the polls to elect a new National Assembly, consisting of 58 seats (53 elected and five appointed by the president). Expectations were high for the first legislative elections since the country ousted its long-term authoritarian president, Yahya Jammeh, at the polls in December 2016 presidential elections.
As the next generation of political leaders, Sri Lanka’s youth have a critical role to play in bolstering an inclusive democratic process that is responsive to all of its citizens. Under its U.S.
On March 31, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) recognized media efforts to report on disability rights at the award ceremony for the “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections and Accessible Provincial KPU Website.” AGENDA is a creative partnership founded by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with disabled people’s o
On March 28, 2017, Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) organized an international conference on the financing of political life during electoral periods with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the United Nations Development Programme, the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission.
InterAction’s previous Disability Inclusion Award winners, including the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and chairs of InterAction’s disability working group, have published the Global Call to Action for Disability Inclusion.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organized two one-day workshops on February 16 and 17, 2017, in Monrovia, Liberia, to increase the capacity of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) on electoral inclusion of persons with disabilities.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has created the first Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training module on disability rights and elections.
Myanmar’s November 2015 elections marked an important milestone in the country’s democratic transition. Over 90 parties and 6,000 candidates vied for seats in the polls and this was the first time observer missions were accredited, with 10,000 domestic and 1,000 international observers monitoring the vote.
In recent decades, a range of challenges to electoral integrity have come to light in both developing and developed democracies.