In late May, Egyptians cast their ballots in the first presidential election since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.
2011 began with all eyes on the Middle East and North Africa, and then moved south to watch the creation of South Sudan. Throughout 2011, the world witnessed both full scale revolutions and peaceful political processes where millions cast ballots in pursuit of transparent, inclusive government.
Voters in the Dominican Republic will go to the polls May 20 to elect a president and vice president in the first election held under the constitutional reforms of 2010. Additionally, Sunday's race features new measures to increase participation of persons with disabilities as well as the large number of Dominicans living abroad.
While electoral fraud has been studied for decades, it has never been defined in a practical way that allows for its detection, deterrence and mitigation.
In the third white paper in an ongoing series on electoral fraud, IFES presents a set of practical definitions that will help election managers, experts and observers to accurately identify and address the problem.
Many countries around the world have a large diaspora that wants to be included in the electoral process of their country of origin. Out-of-country voting (OCV) is an option every democracy should consider when trying to maximize citizen participation in the electoral process.
On May 23-24, Egyptians will cast their ballots in the first presidential election since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. The world will watch how this election is administered, as the country prepares to move from military leadership to civilian leadership.
On May 6, voters in Armenia will elect 131 representatives to the country's National Assembly. As the ruling coalition led by President Serzh Sarkisian's Republican Party vies to maintain control, significant challenges are expected from opposition groups.
On May 6, Serbian citizens will cast their vote for the next president. Due to President Tadić’s voluntary resignation on April 5, 10 months ahead of the expiration of his term, the presidential election will now take place on the same day as scheduled parliamentary, provincial and local elections.
Elections provide an opportunity for peaceful competition between political ideas and an arena for social debate. Maintaining this opportunity requires attention to the entire election process and electoral cycle, not just Election Day.
What were the results of the first round of the presidential election on February 26?
On Tuesday, March 6, two days before the official deadline, the Constitutional Council of Senegal announced the final results of the first round of the presidential election. The candidates who obtained the most votes were as follows: