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March 16, 2018
March 4, 2018, the Salvadoran public went to the polls to select national assembly deputies, mayors and municipal councils. These elections were historic for a number of... Read More
March 13, 2018
In late January a winter storm swept hundreds of tons of trash onto resort beaches north of Beirut, covering the once picturesque shore in a sea of sodden plastic and debris.... Read More
March 09, 2018
What do a Puerto Rican model, an Italian model, and a Canadian fitness coach have in common? All of their identities have been used by the Cuban government to create fake social media accounts... Read More
March 04, 2018
IRI’s Central America team is in El Salvador this weekend for an election assessment of the March 4, 2018 municipal and legislative elections. What is our objective, why does it matter, and what have we observed? What is our objective? Our goal is to assess the use of democratic norms in El... Read More
March 02, 2018
On Sunday, March 4, Salvadorans will go to the voting booth to elect mayors, municipal councils and deputies to the national legislative assembly. These elections are an important democratic moment for a nation confronting a number of significant challenges and opportunities –... Read More
March 02, 2018
El domingo 4 de marzo, los salvadoreños saldrán a emitir su voto para elegir alcaldes, consejos municipales y diputados a la Asamblea Legislativa. Estas elecciones representan un importante momento democrático para una nación que enfrenta un significativo número de retos y oportunidades,... Read More
February 08, 2018
Sri Lanka is just days away from carrying out the largest electoral exercise in the country’s history.  Nearly 16 million voters will have the opportunity to elect local government representatives for the country’s 341 local government bodies. While unlikely to receive much international... Read More
October 25, 2017
It is election eve in Kenya, and there is a tense calm as rain blankets several parts of the country. They say in Africa that rain is a blessing, and given the unprecedented political developments since Kenya's August 8 general elections, a blessing may be just the right medicine for a country so... Read More
October 24, 2017
With two days to go until Kenya's repeat presidential election, the country is bracing for impact. All that has transpired since Kenya's Supreme Court annulled the re-election of... Read More
October 16, 2017
One lesson from yesterday’s early elections to the National Council in Austria is this: the mainline center-right and center-left parties in Europe are not necessarily consigned to ever-dwindling results if they can reorient themselves to better address the views and demands of the population and... Read More