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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 United States 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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19 Jun 2019 | Feature
On May 31, IFES delivered its final document on the 2019 transmission of preliminary electoral results (TREP) to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador. The document describes and analyzes all...
19 Jun 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Disability rights advocate Cristina Francisco received an “Everyday Heroines” award from the National District of the Dominican Republic. In this Q&A, we ask Francisco about her work on...
19 Jun 2019 | Feature
On June 4, leaders of the Electoral Institute of Mexico City (IECM) visited IFES' headquarters to sign an agreement that marks the next phase of their longstanding partnership. With this “Enhancing...
18 Jun 2019 | Feature
On June 6, IFES Deputy Country Director for Ukraine Gio Kobakhidze spoke on the evolution of civic education in the digital age at an international seminar on “Electoral Participation and Education...
5 Jun 2019 | Feature
On April 9-12, IFES trained members of Guatemala's National Council on Disability to conduct an election access observation ahead of the country’s general elections on June 16. The trainings built...
30 May 2019 | Feature
On April 4-5, IFES co-sponsored the Ninth Forum on Latin American Democracy, hosted by Mexico’s National Electoral Institute in Mexico City. Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik represented...
23 May 2019 | Feature
A survey conducted the Tunisian Mediterranean Center found that 16 percent of Tunisian women who participated in a mobilization campaign responded that men in their families did not allow them to...
22 May 2019 | Feature
IFES partnered with the Tunisian Mediterranean Center to train and deploy women ambassadors in Tunisians governorates with the highest illiteracy rates to encourage women to register and vote in the...
17 May 2019 | Feature
On May 8, IFES organized an event at George Washington University on “In Defense of Democracy: The Evolution of Civic Education in the Digital Age." The gathering included a presentation on the...
17 May 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES' annual Joe C. Baxter Award recognizes the contributions of election professionals whose skills and dedication to the field of election administration epitomize the mission of IFES and embody...
15 May 2019 | Feature
IFES' programming in Asia-Pacific seeks to reinforce the power of citizens and elected leaders to work across ethnic, gender and religious lines. Key programming examples include IFES’ “She Leads”...
10 May 2019 | Feature
On April 21, 2019, Ukrainian citizens voted in a second-round presidential election after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round on March 31. Despite the...