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8 Feb 2007 | Press Release
Washington, DC – FEBRUARY 8, 2007 – Sri Lanka launched the country’s first computerized voter registry today, the result of a two-year project with IFES that began after the 2004 tsunami destroyed...
1 Feb 2007 | Press Release
IFES is launching a new program this month aimed at educating young Yemenis about their rights and responsibilities as active citizens in a democracy
30 Jan 2007 | Press Release
IFES has named Jean-Pierre Kingsley, outgoing Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer
18 Jan 2007 | Press Release
More than 400 Nigerians will monitor election-related violence and work to prevent it in the lead up to the country’s legislative and presidential vote in April.
19 Dec 2006 | Press Release
The United States Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) initiative recently concluded training for more than 30 Malawian journalists on investigative and corruption reporting.
4 Dec 2006 | Press Release
A new IFES survey indicates that the number of Acehnese who intend to vote in the province’s first direct local election for governor and mayor has increased significantly in the last two months
29 Oct 2006 | Press Release
Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the United States will participate in an IFES panel Wednesday that will examine Tajikistan’s progress in its 15 years of independence
25 Oct 2006 | Press Release
Bowyer discusses the state of democracy in Tajikistan heading into November's election
11 Oct 2006 | Press Release
African descendants in Ecuador will observe elections in their communities for the first time during the presidential and legislative polls on October 15
13 Sep 2006 | Press Release
IFES will play a leading role in advising Pakistan’s election commission as it prepares for general elections anticipated in late 2007
4 Sep 2006 | Press Release
With hotly-contested midterm elections approaching, a new book from IFES explains in everyday terms how election disputes are resolved throughout the United States when processes and procedures go...
27 Jul 2006 | Press Release
On Sunday, July 30th, millions of Congolese will go to the polls to cast their votes in the country’s first multiparty elections since independence in 1960.