Press Release

5 Dec 2013

The following is a statement from International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President and CEO Bill Sweeney on the passing of former South African President and equal rights advocate Nelson Mandela.

It is with great sadness that IFES honors the passing of Nelson (Madiba) Rolihlahla Mandela.

15 Nov 2013

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney sent a letter to the Philippines Ambassador to United States Jose L. Cuisia Jr. extending IFES’ deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines. See the PDF version of the letter.

November 13, 2013

11 Sep 2013

WASHINGTON (September 11, 2013) The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas) with its 2013 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. The annual awards dinner will be co-chaired by IFES Vice Chairman William J.

18 Aug 2013

WASHINGTON — (August 19, 2013) — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is honored to join the Women’s Network in Cote d’Ivoire at the official presentation of recommendations to Ivoirian institutions and government on new opportunities for women’s leadership in political processes.

4 Jun 2013

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) congratulates Pakistan on its first transfer of power between two democratically elected civilian governments after completion of a full term. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and newly-elected members of the National Assembly were sworn in on June 1, 2013. Sharif officially takes office today, June 5, 2013.

8 Apr 2013

The following is a statement from International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President and CEO Bill Sweeney on the passing of former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

26 Feb 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (February 26, 2013) — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) today announced the election of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and former U.S. Representative Heather Ann Wilson (R-N.M.) to its board of directors. The additions bring the total number of board members to 24.

4 Feb 2013

"The work of democracy is never done. In the last 25 years, the number of democractic states has grown enormously—from less than 30 to more than 75. But even as we celebrate the advance of democracy, we must be eternally watchful against the forces that could scratch away at it, or tear it down altogether."

5 Dec 2012

The following is a statement by Bill Sweeney, president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), regarding the defeat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the U.S. Senate:

4 Dec 2012
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