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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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5 Mar 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ahead of the March 4, 2013 general elections, the country focused on introducing reforms and improvements to prevent and curtail election violence, including the introduction of a new constitution, a...
3 Mar 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2013 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences ahead of and on the day of the pivotal poll.  
26 Feb 2013 | Press Release
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...
20 Feb 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In the 10 years that Gabrielle Bardall has been involved in the field of election assistance and democracy promotion, she has worked with local activists and electoral administrators in many corners...
4 Feb 2013 | Press Release
As John Kerry begins his tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, we look forward to working with him in advancing democracy and individual rights so citizens around the world are empowered to have a voice...
30 Jan 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ludmila Lupasco, recently appointed as the Head of the Legal Department, is a hardworking professional, actively supporting the Central Election Commission (CEC) staff on all legal matters and...
24 Jan 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On January 23, 2013, Jordanians went to the polls to vote in the first election since the country enacted reforms following widespread protests during the Arab Spring. In this first election...
17 Jan 2013 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES has been implementing Democracy Camps in Kyrgyzstan for over a decade to familiarize a new generation with democratic principles. Regional Program Coordinator for Europe and Asia Augusta...
20 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In 2009, Zimbabwe formed a Government of National Unity to overcome a political impasse. One of this government’s main tasks is to draft a new constitution for the country that will determine,...
20 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Although the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) makes provisions for parity between men and women with a view to fair and equitable participation in the management of the city...
20 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Following the 2007 general elections that resulted in political violence, Kenya has adopted a new constitution and made widespread modifications to its electoral system. Mike Yard, IFES Chief of...
20 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
The peace process now unfolding in Myanmar after decades of ethnic insurgency has opened the space for civil society advocates to join the national discourse. Women and women’s organizations...