On May 6, 2018, Tunisia held the first municipal elections since the 2011 popular uprising that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a critical step in the country’s democratic transition and implementation of the system of decentralization enshrined in the 2014 Constitution.
According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election observers, candidates and election officials.
Limiting candidates’ campaign spending can play a major role in making elections more inclusive. The cost of campaigning is often a major deterrent to the political participation of women and marginalized groups with limited access to economic resources. While Nepal’s election law includes campaign spending limits, the public perception is that they are neither followed nor enforced.
This report details findings from an Abuse of State Resources Assessment conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
This report details findings from an IFES Abuse of State Resources Assessment conducted in Georgia following October 2016 elections.
First Universal Democratic Elections in Independent Georgia offers a detailed overview of the first national democratic elections conducted in the Republic of Georgia in 1919. These elections served as an acknowledgement of Georgia's independence, which gave it autonomy for the next three years.
In February 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) released “International Language Guidelines on Disability,” a document that includes terminology related to electoral access and inclusion in eight languages.
While a majority of Ukrainians is disappointed with the current state of affairs in the country and does not have much confidence in their political leaders, a significant block remains committed to democratic ideals and the rule of law, and prefers that Ukraine look toward Europe and the West for its geo-political orientation, according to a new survey conducted by the International Foundation
On August 9, Haitians citizens will elect two-thirds of the 30-member Senate and all 119 members of the Chamber of Deputies, which together compose the country’s bicameral Parliament.
On June 7, Mexican citizens will head to the polls to elect 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of Congress), state legislatures, local councils and Governors in some states.