Interview/Speech/Testimony

7 May 2012

On Sunday, May 6, Armenia held its first parliamentary election under a new election law since the 2008 presidential poll that saw violent protests. Anthony Bowyer, IFES program manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, answers questions from southern Armenia.

19 Apr 2012

On April 9, Aceh, a special autonomous region of Indonesia located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, held the second set of provincial elections for the governorship since the end of the 30-year secessionist conflict with the government of Indonesia.

19 Apr 2012

One of the tools to promote electoral security is voter education. Voter education empowers citizens with information to voice their thoughts on the electoral process through ways other than violence to help prevent conflict.

27 Mar 2012

On the evening of Sunday, March 25, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade publicly congratulated his opponent Macky Sall for winning the second round of the presidential election and conceded defeat.

22 Mar 2012

Women advocates in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have worked tirelessly over the years to increase gender equality in the island nation. This year, they reached a high point as parliament voted to amend the constitution and create an additional 22 reserved seats for women, although the effort has yet to be passed into law.

22 Mar 2012

Roshan Sirran is one of the leading voices for Afghan women’s rights. She has 40 years of experience advocating for women’s rights as a teacher, municipal worker, education director, writer, leader of a local organization and member of the National Assembly.

27 Feb 2012

The people of Senegal went to the polls Sunday, February 27, to elect a president. Violence erupted weeks before the poll when the Constitutional Court ruled in favor of President Abdoulaye Wade’s decision to run for a third term.

23 Feb 2012

On February 21, Yemen held a presidential election that marked the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule. The election, a crucial step in the agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, brought out a high number of Yemenis eager to cast their ballot to confirm Vice President Abdurabu Mansur Hadi as president.