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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).
23 Jul 2011 | Press Release
The Board of Directors and staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrate the life of former Board Chairman Charles Taylor “Chuck” Manatt, who passed away on July 22...
8 Jul 2011 | Press Release
On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan officially declares its independence from Sudan and becomes the world’s newest nation.
7 Jul 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
After years of struggle and conflict, elation permeates South Sudan as it commemorates its independence on July 9, 2011. From Juba, Parvinder Singh, IFES’ Acting Country Director in Sudan,...
23 Jun 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Election experts often move to different countries for their work. Sometimes they are lucky to return to some of their favorites, as has been the case for Staffan Darnolf, IFES Chief of Party in...
29 May 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Chiefs of Party are elections experts who sometimes agree to work on projects in countries they have never visited, as was the case for Robert Patterson, IFES Chief of Party in Cambodia.
27 Apr 2011 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES has identified seven principles that are crucial components to any complaints adjudication system. These standards, which stem from the widely recognized fundamental right to participate in...
29 Mar 2011 | Press Release
Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System, the first comprehensive overview of Iran’s electoral framework, is now available from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
23 Mar 2011 | Press Release
Twenty-two images of popular protests, elections, political campaigns and civic action have been named winners and finalists in the 2011 Photography Contest sponsored by the International...