On Sunday, December 11, Ivorians will be voting in the first legislative elections held in more than a decade. These elections are a crucial step in the country's path towards peace and stability, given the political volatility experienced after last year's presidential elections.
On November 28, 2011, voters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will go to the polls to vote for the country’s next president and legislative representatives in the Congolese National Assembly.
On November 8, Liberians will vote in the second round of the presidential elections. This will be the third election held in Liberia this year.
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) address the upcoming presidential run-off election, general elections that took place in October and the overall structure of Liberia’s electoral system.
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide insight into issues related to the upcoming election, including:
On 23 October, Tunisians head to the polls for the first time since President Ben Ali's government was toppled.
IFES released an updated and expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the October 23 election for a National Constituent Assembly, the body charged with writing a constitution in one year.
Electoral districting is pivotal to electoral reform in Lebanon. Current parliamentary electoral district boundaries are based on Lebanon’s administrative districts, or Qadas. However, the 1989 Ta’if agreement states that electoral districts shall be based on the six Muhafaza (governorates).
In November 2010, the Government of Ukraine issued a presidential decree to create a working group to “[bring] the election law in conformity with generally accepted international democratic standards.” Upon conclusion of the working group meetings this spring, the Ministry of Justice put forward a draft parliamentary election law.
On October 30, 2011, Kyrgyzstan will hold its first presidential election since the momentous constitutional referendum in June 2010 that established the first parliamentary system in Central Asia.
Liberia, like many democracies, faces the challenge of identifying and implementing strategies for leveling the numbers of women and men in national governance and decision-making capacities. Entrenched traditional norms, cultural practices, limited education of women and institutional frameworks have hindered gender equality in Liberian politics.