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IFES in the News

Supreme Electoral Tribunal
May 11, 2021
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
May 9, 2021
The Guardian Nigeria
May 4, 2021
Nigerian Tribune
May 3, 2021
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
April 21, 2021
Nigerian Tribune
April 21, 2021
Journal of Democracy
April 13, 2021
Center for Strategic and International Studies
April 12, 2021
April 8, 2021
U.S. Department of State
March 30, 2021
European Platform for Democratic Elections
March 22, 2021


Events List

14 Jun 2022

You're invited to IFES' Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and 35th Anniversary Celebration!

13 Jun 2022

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is co-hosting — with the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to the UN — a UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) side-event on disability-inclusive democracy. 

7 Apr 2022

Join IFES and V-Dem for a virtual discussion on V-Dem’s 2022 report and trends in autocratization and democratization on April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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