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December 19, 2016
The people of Bhutan, who chose their local government leaders for the second time since its democratic transition on September 27, had more choices than ever with 3,391 hopefuls, including many women and youth candidates, vying for the 1,499 posts. There are many possible reasons for this... Read More
December 07, 2016
Yesterday, Ghanaians went to the polls to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, against a backdrop of an underperforming economy and an increasingly polarized political cycle. We had a team on the... Read More
September 09, 2016
IRI is proud to announce the release of its first interim election assessment report ahead of Georgia’s October 8th parliamentary elections. IRI’s long-term election... Read More
August 23, 2016
Shan State proved to be an anomaly in Burma’s 2015 election. In most of the country Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) dominated, but the results in Burma’s largest state were exceptional in scale and diversity.  Over 10 political parties won at least one seat in the Shan... Read More
August 07, 2016
While being a city councilmember in the Netherlands might seem like it does not have much in common with being a Jordanian parliamentarian, the campaign strategies behind running for any elected office rely on common principles - real people with real issues with real solutions.  This was the... Read More
August 05, 2016
The old saying goes “Politics is local” and in South Africa, it is no different. Wednesday, South Africans took to the polls to participate in highly anticipated municipal elections. There was a lot of buzz around these elections, with the opposition confident it would make strides in major cities... Read More
August 05, 2016
On Sunday July 17th, São Tomé and Príncipe held elections to determine the new president of the island nation. Observers predicted a tight race between the incumbent Manuel Pinto da Costa, who ran as an independent, and his two competitors Evaristo Carvalho and Maria das Neves. Mr. Carvalho ran... Read More
July 29, 2016
Election Day, especially in a country that is barely more than a decade from its democratic transition, and only four years removed from its first peaceful transfer of power, is always a crucial test of a political system’s resiliency.  In Georgia, that first peaceful transfer of power... Read More
April 12, 2016
Durante la tarde del domingo 10 de abril, los sondeos de boca de urna empezaron a delinear un nuevo mapa político en el Perú. A medida que pasó la tarde, este escenario fue tomando forma con los conteos rápidos y finalmente se ratificó con los primeros resultados oficiales brindados por la Oficina... Read More
March 30, 2016
Today, U Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Burma’s new President.  Seen in the context of Burma’s recent history, today’s ceremony holds great significance.  U Htin Kyaw will be Burma’s first civilian president since 1962.  The leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD)... Read More

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