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June 20, 2019
On Wednesday, June 19, the International Republican Institute hosted the new Moldovan Foreign Minister, Nicolae Popescu, for a conversation on Moldova’s future following the recent (and dramatic) change in government. Popescu described how a last-minute agreement between the center-left Socialist... Read More
June 19, 2019
In just seven days, Moldovans saw dramatic political change that once seemed impossible. Last Friday, all signs pointed to snap elections after three months of failed negotiations between the center-left Socialist Party, the ruling centrist Democratic Party (PDM) and the center-right opposition... Read More
June 17, 2019
Last August, IRI’s Office of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (OMEL) brought together 27 program staff members from both Washington D.C. and 20 field offices for the first MEL Summer Institute to learn about the foundations and new trends of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).  The... Read More
June 14, 2019
This Sunday, June 16, Guatemalans head to the polls to vote for every elected office in the country. During the campaign period, many candidates have been ... Read More
June 13, 2019
On June 16, Guatemalan citizens will vote for president, 160 congressional representatives and 340 mayors. While candidates for all races filed their papers months ago, many of them are still pending review. More specifically, who can run still hasn’t been precisely determined because electoral and... Read More
June 12, 2019
In Algeria, mass demonstrations and a fierce youth movement have once again led to the downfall of a dictator and captured the hearts and minds of the free world. But now that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stepped down and an interim president has been named is his place, the question remains... Read More
June 06, 2019
The future of Yemen depends upon the state’s ability to restore its legitimacy. Both the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite revivalist movement based in northern Yemen, and President Hadi’s government have grown increasingly unpopular in the eyes of the Yemeni people due to the prolonged civil war and the... Read More
June 05, 2019
With the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the appointment of Abiy Ahmed in April of 2018, Ethiopia has embarked on a historic political transition. Since coming to power, Prime Minister Abiy announced a series of sweeping political, electoral, and diplomatic reforms that... Read More
June 04, 2019
Globally, women are making strides towards greater political participation. However, in many countries, women are vastly underrepresented in politics, specifically in local government. Only 20 percent of mayors... Read More
May 28, 2019
The situation in Venezuela is at a critical juncture and the international community must reaffirm the resiliency and universality of democratic values and institutions. Organizations such as the International Democratic Union (IDU) are well-positioned to play a... Read More

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