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November 2014

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November 14, 2014
Peru is enjoying one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history.  It has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, expanding at more than 5 percent per year over the last four years, and a poverty rate that fell from 60 percent to about 23.9 percent from 2004... Read More
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Marcio De La Cruz

Intern Scholar, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
November 14, 2014
Since 2011, Phnom Penh-based Young Women Leadership Network (YWLN) has encouraged young women in Cambodia to engage with their communities and work toward positive changes in government and social development.  Through training programs that focus on empowerment, effective advocacy and... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
November 14, 2014
The countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, have over 400 million citizens under the age of 35, making up 11% of the world’s young population.  These citizens of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar and... Read More
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Rhonda Mays

Program Officer, Asia Division
November 13, 2014
As a Jordanian who follows Tunisian politics, I couldn’t hide my excitement when I was offered to participate in the IRI election observation mission in Tunisia, as a long-term observer (LTO).   After being in Tunisia for seven days where I’m deployed in the beautiful city of Bizerte, my... Read More
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Mohammad Allahham

Long Term Observer, Tunisia
November 12, 2014
Tunisia is a fascinating place to be right now. Having had their parliamentary elections less than two weeks ago, people are still talking about the strong showing by Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia), and the decline in support for Ennahda (Renaissance), the Islamist party that held power after the... Read More
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Jon Hartough

Long-Term Observer, Tunisia
November 12, 2014
On October 30, at 1:30 am while I was in the ISIE media center waiting for the final results of the legislative elections an official from ISIE saw me and said, “you could just as easily watch this live on TV.” I said, “Yes I could. But I’ve been working in Tunisia every day since 2011 to witness... Read More
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Mohieddine Abdellaoui

Resident Program Officer, Tunisia
November 12, 2014
In November 2013, Ukrainians took to the streets demanding an end to the authoritarian pro-Russian regime of Viktor Yanukovych. What began with a protest of a rather small group of intellectuals and civil society leaders, ended with millions of Ukrainians participating in demonstrations and more... Read More
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Taras Byk

Program Research Analyst
November 10, 2014
The growing popularity of technology for participation and the emergence of low-cost tools to bolster public service provision present opportunities to strengthen democratic governance.  The use of technology as a tool to strengthen democratic institutions can narrow the divides that exist... Read More
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Christian González

Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
November 07, 2014
Tunisian electoral and party officials are all smiles at midnight at 140 Place Haute, a polling center 30 minutes by metro from the center of Paris.  Many clapped, snapped group photos, chatted by mobile with friends and colleagues in Tunis and reflected proudly on the parliamentary election... Read More
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IRI’s observer of Tunisian elections in Paris

November 07, 2014
"Tunisia is a civil state based on citizenship, the will of the people, and the supremacy of law. This article may not be amended" Article 2, Tunisian Constitution 2014 “The Law shall determine the limitations related to the rights and  freedoms that are guaranteed by this Constitution and... Read More
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Sameh Ibrahim

Long Term Observer, Tunisia

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