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9 Mar 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announced that its board of directors has elected two new members, effective March 6, 2012. The additions bring the total number of board...
6 Mar 2012 | Press Release
The winner of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2012 Photography Contest are announced.
1 Mar 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Inherent to IFES’ mission is encouraging countries around the world to include procedures that allow persons with disabilities to participate fully in electoral and political processes.
27 Feb 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
The people of Senegal went to the polls Sunday, February 27, to elect a president. Violence erupted weeks before the poll when the Constitutional Court ruled in favor of President Abdoulaye Wade’s...
23 Feb 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On February 21, Yemen held a presidential election that marked the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule.
22 Feb 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES Vice President for Programs Michael Svetlik was in Egypt during the first phase of the Shura Council elections, which took place January 29-30. He accompanied three members of IFES’ Board of...
16 Feb 2012 | Press Release
As the Dominican Republic prepares for general elections in May, the country’s electoral commission and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are launching a partnership to...
30 Jan 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Program Officer for West Africa and BRIDGE Coordinator Kamissa Camara recently spent six weeks in Senegal administering the BRIDGE program — Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and...
25 Jan 2012 | Press Release
A team of international election experts has recommended a broad review of the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the meaningful participation of all electoral...
11 Jan 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Daniel Murphy spent three years at IFES working as Program Assistant and then Executive Assistant to then-President/CEO Richard Soudriette. Since his departure in 2002, he has continued to work in...
21 Dec 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Delia Ferreira Rubio, winner of the 2011 Joe C. Baxter Award, is an internationally recognized expert in political finance and advocate for transparency in government. She answered a few questions...
12 Dec 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Cote d'Ivoire held the first legislative elections in more than a decade on Sunday, December 11. These elections will usher in the first democratically elected parliament since 2005, when the...