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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...
14 Aug 2007 | Press Release
Washington, DC – August 15, 2007 – Nigerians are optimistic that their new leaders will make positive changes in their daily lives, even as they question the conduct of the April elections,...
12 Jul 2007 | Press Release
A new report from the Election Violence Education and Resolution or EVER project warns that the results of Timor-Leste’s parliamentary vote, and debate over the right to form a government, could...
26 Jun 2007 | Press Release
A new report from BELUN and IFES raises concern about the high level of election-related violence in Baucau, Viqueque, Ermera, and urges authorities to take action to prevent attacks in these...
10 Jun 2007 | Press Release
IFES will host a roundtable titled “45 Million Missing Women in India” on June 13 to examine the human rights and security effects of female feticide in the world’s largest democracy.
31 May 2007 | Press Release
Jean-Pierre Kingsley, the former Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, will become the new president of IFES on June 5.
26 Apr 2007 | Press Release
A new report from IFES provides recommendations to the government of Thailand as it attempts to reestablish a democratic government after last year’s military coup. The Pre-Election Technical...
11 Apr 2007 | Press Release
Armenian citizens will soon have a new and more efficient way to confirm that they are registered to vote, thanks to a project implemented by IFES and funded by the United States government.
11 Apr 2007 | Press Release
Washington, DC – APRIL 12, 2007 – A new survey from IFES indicates that more than seven out of ten Nigerians believe that vote buying happens either “all of the time” or “most of the time”...
9 Apr 2007 | Press Release
A new survey indicates that a growing number of Nigerians think the upcoming elections will be free and fair, when compared to the last two elections. However, concerns about election-related...
2 Apr 2007 | Press Release
The Federal Election Commission and IFES, a non-profit organization dedicated to building democratic societies, co-hosted an international conference, Setting Global Political Finance Standards, on...
7 Mar 2007 | Press Release
A new publication from IFES documents activities and lessons learned from the first-ever project that aimed to increase voting by Nicaraguans with disabilities and thereby make the country’s...