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November 21, 2017
Durante los próximos dos años tendremos un importante número de elecciones que se llevarán a cabo en la zona del Triángulo Norte y México (TNM).  Este ciclo electoral comenzará con las elecciones generales de Honduras (Noviembre 2017); elecciones legislativas y municipales en El Salvador (... Read More
November 21, 2017
Throughout the year we have conducted a series of interviews with current and former civil society leaders. Civil society represents the space in which ordinary citizens contribute and participate in their democracy. Through civil society, people find solutions to community problems, demand change... Read More
November 13, 2017
Prior to joining the International Republican Institute, Dina was a journalist in her home country of Egypt where she covered the Egyptian revolution. Now, she works for IRI in Morocco. "I am IRI" highlights the members of our team who aid in achieving our vision of a world where all people are... Read More
November 08, 2017
On November 13, Somalilanders will head to the polls for their third ever presidential vote. Somaliland – a self-declared independent country that is not internationally recognized –  still to a certain extent depends on international support to conduct its elections, but also relies on strong... Read More
November 06, 2017
In April 2017, a young activist was arrested for organizing a demonstration promoting the needs of youth and government reform in Mauritania. Oumou Kane, founder, and president of the Multicultural Association for a Better Future (AMAM) was released three days later due to an unexpected, yet... Read More
October 24, 2017
There was a time in the Americas when the majority of countries were ruled by dictators of one sort or another. In the last 30 years, free, competitive elections have led to regular, transparent choices in leadership in all but a small handful of countries.  However, Newtonian physics tells us... Read More
October 23, 2017
Taking office on May 24, 2017, on the heels of a bruising campaign and close runoff election, President Lenin Moreno has proceeded to shake up Ecuadoran politics. Moreno ran on the Alianza PAIS (AP) ticket—the party created and led by outgoing President Rafael Correa.  Many observers expected... Read More
October 19, 2017
Southern Africa, for many years considered a beacon of democracy on the continent, has recently been showing signs of democratic decline. Corruption, state capture, compromised judicial and legislative institutions and attempts to stifle media and freedom of expression have become too common of a... Read More
October 10, 2017
When Tim Judah, the well-known British journalist and writer, coined the term Yugosphere in 2009, alluding to the joint economic and cultural space of countries once belonging to former Yugoslavia,... Read More
October 07, 2017
On Tuesday, October 10, nearly two million Liberians will go to the polls to vote for their next president. Less than two decades after a brutal 14-year civil war claimed the lives of 250,000 people and plunged West Africa into conflict, Liberians have an... Read More