Press Release

12 Sep 2011

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Ukrainians have a more pessimistic view of their country’s future now than a year ago, with more than half saying they believe Ukraine is on a path toward instability, according to a survey conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

8 Aug 2011

WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. congressional leaders and a former justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court are the winners of the 2011 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards, presented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). The annual awards recognize men and women who share a commitment to advancing freedom and democratic values.

29 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Korea today signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their resources and expertise in elections management in a new set of initiatives.

27 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is privileged to announce it has been granted consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.

23 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — The Board of Directors and staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrate the life of former Board Chairman Charles Taylor “Chuck” Manatt, who passed away on July 22 at the age of 75.

8 Jul 2011

Peaceful and Transparent Process a Milestone for Democracy in War-torn Region

29 Mar 2011

The desk study is available in PDF format here.

WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2011)—Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System, the first comprehensive overview of Iran’s electoral framework, is now available from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).  

23 Mar 2011

Images of Egypt protest, south Sudan referendum take top honors in democracy-themed contest

WASHINGTON  —  Twenty-two images of popular protests, elections, political campaigns and civic action have been named winners and finalists in the 2011 Photography Contest sponsored by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

21 Mar 2011

Leading International Elections NGO Presents the Patricia Hutar Award to Saad Shehab