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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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2 Dec 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On November 28 -29, Egyptians began voting in Phase I of the first post-Mubarak legislative elections. Nine governorates across Egypt went to the polls to begin electing the lower house of Parliament...
21 Nov 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
After three years, IFES’ project in Haiti advising the Provisional Electoral Council is coming to an end. Sophie Lagueny, IFES Chief of Party in Haiti, answers some questions on life and democracy...
17 Nov 2011 | Press Release
Delia Ferreira Rubio, an internationally recognized expert in political finance and advocate for transparency in government, will receive the 2011 Joe C. Baxter Award from the International...
9 Nov 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former United Nations diplomat Winston Tubman were on the ballot November 8, for the presidential run-off election in Liberia. Almami Cyllah, IFES...
8 Nov 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On Sunday, November 6, Guatemala held the second round of its presidential election. Max Zaldivar, IFES Chief of Party in Guatemala, answered a few questions about the election.
31 Oct 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On 30 October, Kyrgyzstan held an election to choose a successor to interim President Rosa Otunbayeva.  IFES Program Manager Anthony Bowyer, along with other IFES staff members, visited polling...
25 Oct 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Tunisia held its first democratic election on Sunday, lighting the way for nations experiencing the Arab Spring. Nicolas Kaczorowski, IFES Country Director in Tunisia, shares his experience of the...
4 Oct 2011 | Press Release
The Board of Directors and staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are saddened by the death of The Honorable Leon J. Weil. Weil joined IFES’ Board of Directors in 1994,...
12 Sep 2011 | Press Release
Ukrainians have a more pessimistic view of their country’s future now than a year ago, with more than half saying they believe Ukraine is on a path toward instability, according to a survey...
8 Aug 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. congressional leaders and a former justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court are the winners of the 2011 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards, presented by the...
29 Jul 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON — Representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Korea today signed a memorandum of...
27 Jul 2011 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is privileged to announce it has been granted consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).