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7 Feb 2008 | Press Release
With the enthusiastic approval from his Board of Directors, IFES CEO and President Jean-Pierre Kingsley announced the creation of the IFES Executive Advisory Council.  This is an exclusive group...
4 Feb 2008 | Press Release
Beirut, LEBANON– Fifteen Lebanese journalists have an opportunity to increase their knowledge of elections at a training supported by IFES that begins today at the American University of Beirut. ‘How...
13 Jan 2008 | Press Release
Kenyans are bracing for a new round of violence this week with planned street protests by the opposition and a political showdown as parliament reconvenes.
20 Dec 2007 | Press Release
The last major election of the year is shaping up to be a close one as Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki tries to defeat opposition leader Raila Odinga to secure a second term. On December 27, Kenyan...
13 Dec 2007 | Press Release
Four top Afghan election officials will visit Kenya this month to study the East African country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The study tour, organized by IFES, will give the...
27 Nov 2007 | Press Release
IFES is one of 200 employers to be recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
25 Nov 2007 | Press Release
IFES is among a group of expert nongovernmental organizations invited to participate in a Group of Eight conference on promoting the rule of law worldwide.
1 Oct 2007 | Press Release
Media are invited to cover the IFES Democracy Awards Dinner honoring José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and Lee H. Hamilton, President of the Woodrow...
14 Sep 2007 | Press Release
Washington, DC – September 14, 2007 – Almost six in ten Ukrainians cited in a new IFES survey agree with President Viktor Yuschenko’s decision to call early parliamentary elections, but roughly...
12 Sep 2007 | Press Release
Election-related violence in Timor-Leste decreased in recent weeks, but eastern districts remain tense
21 Aug 2007 | Press Release
The EVER Project urges security actors and government officials to plan for a potential new surge in violence surrounding the government’s inaugural ceremony on August 30.
19 Aug 2007 | Press Release
Abuja, Nigeria – August 20, 2007 – IFES will host a conference this week to give Nigerians a chance to reflect on the April elections and offer recommendations to improve the process in the future...