October 2014

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October 31, 2014
On October 26, IRI observed its 200th and 201st elections when it witnessed parliamentary elections in Tunisia in Ukraine.  Here is the news wrap-up. Tunisia... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
October 31, 2014
There are only 5 generations of young adults in Macedonia who were neither born nor ever lived in Yugoslavia. To all the rest of us, born before 1991, socialist Yugoslavia is in some way entrenched in our personal histories. Along with its name echoes the belief that everything was better in the... Read More
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Ilina Mangova

IRI Representative in Macedonia
October 31, 2014
On October 26, IRI observed its 200th and 201st elections when it witnessed parliamentary elections in Tunisia in Ukraine.  Here is the news wrap-up. Tunisia... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
October 31, 2014
Kisumu County women have suddenly found their voice by applying newly acquired skills on gender responsive budgeting and social auditing.   The women were initially reluctant on the benefits of their engagement in the budget process due to the eminent challenges they feared they would... Read More
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Keziah Waweru

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kenya
October 30, 2014
Election night October 12, incumbent Evo Morales declared victory from the balcony of the presidential palace in La Paz, for an unprecedented third term as the country’s chief executive.  Morales, leader of Movement Towards Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo–MAS) party,... Read More
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Alex May

Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
October 30, 2014
Recently, a Cuban court sentenced Cy Tokmakjian, a 74-year-old Canadian investor, to 15 years in prison and seized some $100 million in assets.  He was indicted in a two week trial after being... Read More
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Marcio De La Cruz

Intern Scholar, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
October 30, 2014
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this November, I cannot help but think of August of 1989.  On August 23 Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians formed a human chain across the Baltics of people holding hands.  The chain spread 600 kilometers from Vilnius to... Read More
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Erika Veberyte

Senior Advisor to the President for International and Women’s Organizations
October 27, 2014
Yesterday was amazing. And though I wish I had time to go into full detail about everything, at this moment all I have time to do is share some photos.  More soon.   Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
October 26, 2014
We will issue our statement on the delegation’s findings tomorrow afternoon.  In the meantime, here are some photos from today. Our leadership team of Scott Mastic, Andrew Natsios and Mark Green discuss their observations at a polling station. Voters wait in line to cast their ballots... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
October 25, 2014
We have 17 teams deployed to observe Sunday's elections in Tunisia, including observers in Belgium, France & the United States.  You can follow our staff and delegates on Twitter for updates on the elections.  Find the list here.... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications

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