From June 18–21, 2012, IFES worked with the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), a Tbilisi–based research organization, to conduct eight focus groups across Georgia to better understand the perceptions, opinions and perceived obstacles women face as political candidates and elected officials.
Elections in Egypt: Implications of Recent Court Decisions on the Electoral Framework examines the legal challenges against the electoral systems used in the recent elections, the impact of decisions made by the Supreme Constitutional Court and what the future electoral framework might look like. Below is an excerpt of the paper.
IFES conducted ethical and procedural election administration trainings for 13,811 appointed Armenian Precinct Election Commissioners (PEC) in 1,982 precincts from April 15 through May 3, 2012.
In the shadows of the tense 2007 election and the recent successful presidential election, citizens of Timor Leste will go to the polls on July 7 to elect a new parliament.
One year after achieving independence, the Republic of South Sudan continues along the path of building a sustainable democracy.
From July 3-7, the Libyan diaspora will cast their ballots in the first national election since the fall of former leader Mu’amar Gaddafi. On July 7, Libyans in country will participate in directly electing their country’s leadership.
Mexicans head to the polls this Sunday to elect a new president, with hopes of economic progress and heightened security concerns. Mexico's election commission, the Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE), has made considerable reform in regulations concerning political finance, use of media and a more transparent voting and counting process.
On October 28, Ukrainians will choose parliamentarians to represent single-member districts for the first time in 10 years.
On Saturday, citizens of Papua New Guinea will begin choosing a new parliament from almost 3,500 candidates, with a record number of women vying for seats. Voting will take place over two weeks as security, campaign finance and gender equality issues in the country continue to receive international attention.
In late May, Egyptians cast their ballots in the first presidential election since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.