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16 Nov 2012

On November 18, 2012, Hondurans will elect candidates from three major parties – the Liberal Party, the National Party and the Liberty and Refoundation Party – to compete in next year’s general elections for the presidency and vice presidency, and open seats in the Central American Parliament, National Congress, and municipal councils.

16 Nov 2012

This primer provides an overview of all aspects of the American electoral process, from how campaigns are conducted to the mechanics of the voting process. One key difference between the United States and other countries is the level to which American elections are governed in a decentralized manner. In the U.S., there is no central election body.

14 Nov 2012

The November 17 elections in Sierra Leone will be the first since the end of the civil war in 2002 that the National Electoral Commission has taken a primary role in organizing and executing.

14 Nov 2012
From the Dalits and Khamaiyas of Nepal, and Muslims and Tribals in India; to the indigenous and minority populations of Latin America; vulnerable and marginalized groups face obstacles when registering to vote, learning about the political process or making their voice heard in government. 

13 Nov 2012
One person, one vote is a fundamental aspect of democracies. Voting provides individuals with a voice to influence decisions that affect their lives. However, people with disabilities have often been left out of this process. Because of this history of exclusion, the United Nations developed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2007.

25 Oct 2012

On October 28, Ukrainians will go to the polls to fill 450 seats in the country’s national legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. These parliamentary elections will be the first since 2002 to be held under a mixed system of single-member districts and party lists’ proportional representation, marking a significant shift in Ukraine’s legislative structure.

12 Oct 2012

Following Yemen's early presidential election in February 2012, IFES conducted a nationwide survey of voting-age adults in Yemen, establishing a baseline of data on a range of political and electoral issues pertaining to the election and views on future electoral events.

5 Oct 2012

In Serbia on August 10-22, 2012, discussions were held with 14 municipality offices and a small number of other electoral stakeholders on the status, issues and considerations related to voter registration.

4 Oct 2012

Venezuela's October 7 presidential election will see President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias – who has survived a short-lived coup d'état, general labor strikes and resilient, albeit splintered, domestic and foreign opposition – contest for his seat against six other candidates, including his chief contender, Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski.

27 Sep 2012

Georgians head to the polls on October 1, 2012, to elect 150 representatives to their parliament. Elected parliamentarians will enjoy increased powers due to new constitutional amendments that will come into force two-months after the next presidential election, scheduled for October 2013.

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