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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

On September 24, IFES held its Ninth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards in Washington, D.C. This year’s awardees included former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Ambassador Mark Green (R), Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.), and IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney.

Saadat Amanbaeva participating in a Democracy Camp team-building activity

Kyrgyzstan is a burgeoning democracy full of young people. Over 45 percent of the population is below age 24, and over 30 percent is 14 or younger. Now a 20-year legacy, IFES Democracy Camps help remove the fetters of the past by empowering young people with critical skills and confidence to become the next generation of leaders.

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IFES is working to establish peer networks in Europe and Eurasia and Africa, supported by the United States Agency for International Development. Regional knowledge exchange allows judges and election commissioners to discuss best practices and share comparative examples of how other countries deal with specific categories of complaints and disputes.

Elections by the Numbers

Zimbabwe number of registered voters: 5.7 million

On July 30, Zimbabwean citizens went to the polls for general elections. Former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November 2017 after 37 years in office, and this major political transition raised the stakes for the elections and created an opportunity for increased competitiveness in elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Zimbabwe: 2018 General Elections.

Mali number of registered voters: 8.5 million

On July 29, Mali held a presidential election, the country's fifth democratic presidential election since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1991. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mali: 2018 Presidential Election.

On July 1, Mexico held presidential, legislative, and local elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mexico: 2018 General Elections.