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June 21, 2018
A Turkish presidential candidate held a rally in front of Austrian, German, Dutch and other European Diaspora, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Yes, you read that right. Ahead of Turkey’s snap parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for June 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... Read More
June 15, 2018
Mauritania, located in the western Sahel region of Africa, is rich in minerals, like iron ore, copper, gold, silver, and oil and gas. In fact, it is the world’s seventh largest exporter of iron ore and has the largest gypsum deposit in the world. These resource blessings allowed Mauritania to... Read More
June 12, 2018
Equipping policymakers and political party candidates with skills to understand the value of data, and interpret, analyze and use rigorous data in policymaking has potential to improve democracy and good governance outcomes. It can enhance effectiveness of policies, generate greater buy-in by... Read More
June 11, 2018
For many years the region of Southern Africa was considered a democratic stronghold on the continent. However, over the last five years, the region has experienced democratic backsliding including political leaders and ruling parties exercising unconstitutional methods to consolidate power and... Read More
June 08, 2018
Colombia’s presidential elections on Sunday, May 27 proved memorable. It was the first presidential election after the end of the Colombian conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of... Read More
June 07, 2018
For two days in May, IRI and Ciudadanos (Cs), the Spanish center-right party, hosted the Emerging Parties Summit in Madrid. The Summit brought together 25 leaders and campaign executives from 15 recently formed parties in 11 European countries. Despite a common commitment to the transatlantic... Read More
June 06, 2018
IRI’s 2018 Generation Democracy Global Summit, held in Vienna, Austria from May 23-29, 2018, brought together a group of dynamic young leaders from 35 countries to identify opportunities to advance youth leadership in their local communities and countries by 2020. This year’s summit reinforced IRI... Read More
June 05, 2018
With one year to go before elections to the European Parliament in May 2019, Europe’s political parties are staring down a path littered with potential efforts to disrupt the vote. History tells us that these threats are real and deserve serious attention and that preventative measures need to be... Read More
June 04, 2018
I am blessed to have a job where I am inspired every day by the work IRI does-- working alongside partners as they strengthen their democracies. We work with activists to address corruption... Read More
June 01, 2018
When the IRI team in Morocco first met Farida Ait El Mouden, a Tarmigte Communal Councilor, in January of last year, she and her colleagues were struggling to meet the demands of their constituents. Upon first being elected, Farida recalled feeling afraid that she would not be able to fulfill her... Read More

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