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A presiding officer in Ekiti state explains to voters how to mark a ballot during Nigeria's 2015 general elections.
Nigerian citizens were scheduled to go the polls for general elections on February 16 and March 2. On February 16, the Nigerian election management body – the Independent National Electoral Commission – announced a postponement of the elections by one week pushing the expected election dates to February 23 and March 9.
First cohort of BRIDGE participants in Guatemala

From January 31-February 1, IFES and a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) facilitator implemented Guatemala's first BRIDGE Electoral Administration and Accessibility training. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about electoral processes and discuss key aspects of their work and role in fulfilling citizens’ right to political participation.

Participating teachers draft lesson plans.

In partnership with the Libyan Ministry of Education, IFES conducted a training in early December 2018 for more than 120 educators from across Libya in preparation for the nationwide roll out of a new civic education curriculum for grades four through nine. The training familiarized teachers with the new curriculum developed by IFES and introduced new and interactive teaching methodologies.

Elections by the Numbers

Philippines number of registered voters: 2.8 million

On January 21 and February 6, registered voters in localities covered by the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in the Philippines and areas that successfully petitioned for inclusion in the Bangsamoro and their parent government units went to the polls to vote in the Mindanao plebiscite. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in the Philippines: 2019 Mindanao Plebiscite.

El Salvador number of registered voters: 5.3 million

On February 3, Salvadoran citizens went to the polls to elect a new president. With decreased trust in established political parties, smaller parties’ recent electoral successes have challenged the traditional two-party system. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in El Salvador: 2019 Presidential Election.

Democratic Republic of the Congo number of registered voters: 40.4 million

On December 30, Congolese citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, national and provincial elections. If the elections took place without violence, this would be the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the DRC since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2018 General Elections.

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