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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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10 Aug 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Young persons can be powerful change agents in their communities. Disseminating information on the electoral cycle, volunteering in voter registration drives, observing elections to ensure rights are...
10 Aug 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Young persons can be powerful change agents in their communities. Disseminating information on the electoral cycle, volunteering in voter registration drives, observing elections to ensure rights are...
27 Jul 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor an international women's rights advocate and two United States lawmakers with its 2012 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards.
25 Jul 2012 | Press Release
IFES is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of President John Atta Mills of Ghana on Tuesday.
12 Jul 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On July 11, 2012, voters in Jakarta, Indonesia, cast their ballots for the capital city's next governor. This governorship is considered one of the most important directly-elected positions in the...
9 Jul 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On July 7, 2012, Libya held the first election since the end of Mu'amar Gaddafi's 42-year rule. Ian Smith, IFES chief of party in Libya, answers some questions on the historic election.
3 Jul 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On July 1, just three months after incumbent Abdoulaye Wade lost to current President Macky Sall in an election that restored faith in the Senegal's democracy, Senegal held legislative elections.
2 Jul 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On Sunday, July 1 Mexicans cast their ballots in presidential and congressional elections. For voters, economic growth and the war on drugs were key issues.
22 Jun 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In response to the violence following Kenya's 2007 presidential election, which divided the country and left dozens dead, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is introducing...
18 Jun 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On June 16 and 17, Egypt held the second round of the presidential elections; this historic event allowed Egyptians to elect the first president since the fall of the Mubarak regime and marks a key...
7 Jun 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Samia Mahgoub, IFES' chief of party in Burundi from 2009 to 2011, has worked on various aspects of the electoral process-from election management body training to election security to voter...
6 Jun 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Cambodia held elections for the Commune Council on June 3, 2012. Elections for these local governing bodies are considered indicators of public opinion ahead of the 2013 National Assembly elections.