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19 Nov 2014

Quality election management is a vital core of democracy. A legitimate electoral process and public confidence in democratic governance depends on both the actual and perceived integrity of an election. Special focus on the role and challenges of electoral management is required in order to conduct a free and fair election.

7 Nov 2014

For almost three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has supported citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections around the globe. Since 1992, IFES has hosted a flagship event, the U.S. Election Program, which brings together election officials, parliamentarians and diplomats from around the world to observe and learn about the U.S.

2 Oct 2014

On October 1, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrated its fifth annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards with a gala dinner and ceremony at the Washington, D.C. Marriott at Metro Center.

23 Sep 2014

On September 23, 2014, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a conversation between IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney and the former Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India (ECI), S.Y. Quraishi.

19 Sep 2014
Ebola’s destructive path in West Africa has not only displaced communities and people but has exacerbated the strain facing already weak institutions and governance. The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) hosted panel discussion on the key structural and governance issues that have been underscored by the current Ebola crisis in Liberia.
8 Sep 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 8 to further cooperation on electoral observation systems.

20 Aug 2014
IFES works to empower youth around the world by hosting democracy-focused camps, events, and activities. By educating young people about democracy, we enable them to express themselves and have a voice in their communities.
31 Jul 2014
On July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. the General Election Commission of Indonesia (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) declared Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla winners of the July 9, 2014 presidential election. Of the 135 million votes cast Jokowi received 71 million, taking 53.15% of the valid votes and winning by a 6.3% margin. 
25 Jun 2014

Since 2009, IFES has hosted an annual contest to showcase amateur and professional photography of democratic processes from around the globe.


This gallery features the winners of the IFES Photography Contest of past years (2011-2013). Each photo was chosen by a distinguished panel of judges.

1 May 2014
On April 4-5, the IFES-supported Journalists Network for Gender Equality (JNGE) conducted a public outreach campaign titled, “We Need Women in Politics! Vote for Women!” A gender-themed arts and crafts exhibition was held in Telavi, followed by a gender-themed auto rally that gathered over 3,000 attendees, including the Governor of Kakheti and the head of Telavi’s municipality.

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