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April 01, 2018
Where dysfunctional systems of governance and disregard for constitutionalism seem the norm across the African sub-continent, Botswana has consistently set the pace for good governance and democracy. Why is Botswana a model for democracy? Special praise goes to their peaceful history of... Read More
March 27, 2018
This month, Russian voters went to the polls to elect their president for a six-year term. To no one’s surprise, results confirm the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, prevailed yet again. Initial reports gave him as much as 76 percent, and 56.2 million votes - the highest number cast for a... Read More
March 26, 2018
March 11, Colombia had its first election following the 2016-peace accord that ended some 50 years of internal conflict.  It changed the legislative landscape by allocating 10 mandatory seats to the former FARC guerrillas (now called the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force). Overall, the... Read More
March 19, 2018
Last month, IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research (CISR) released a new Kyrgyzstan poll based on interviews conducted in the... Read More
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

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