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August 13, 2019
Sunday, August 11, Guatemalans celebrated a peaceful runoff vote for their presidency, since no candidate won more than 50 percent on the first ballot June 16. The two survivors of that contest were former national prisons director Alejandro Giammettei and former first lady Sandra Torres. ... Read More
August 12, 2019
“How can we create change?” This was the question on the minds of young political party members who gathered together in Yangon August 7–8 to learn, network and celebrate the contributions of youth leaders ahead of International Youth Day. IRI Burma brought together 85 young people from 24... Read More
August 08, 2019
After 31 years of authoritarian rule and military repression under President Suharto, Indonesia underwent a democratic transition in 1998 following the dictator’s resignation. This was a pivotal moment in my country as we began setting up democratic institutions.  Despite attempts to... Read More
August 07, 2019
This June, the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) annual Generation Democracy Global Summit brought together 41 young leaders from 38 countries to identify strategies and exchange best practices on how to help advance democratic reform. This year was the first time the summit was held in... Read More
August 02, 2019
Eight years after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya remains a fractured nation characterized by divides along ethnic, tribal, geographic and ideological lines. In this environment, there is a lack of alliances or networks that bring young people together to discuss and try to overcome... Read More
July 31, 2019
Earlier this year, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the French think tank La Fondation pour l'innovation politique (Fondapol) partnered to conduct a global survey... Read More
July 26, 2019
Amr Sufian is a 25-year-old civil society activist based in Tripoli. Like many of his peers, Sufian is disappointed that the February 17 Revolution, which took place in Libya in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring, did not lead to a successful political transition. After the fall of Libyan... Read More
July 24, 2019
Murals have had an important role in telling the history of Mexico. Created by world-renowned artists such as Diego Rivera, Diego Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, the murals that grace Mexico’s majestic venues and museums document the country’s triumphant victories and bitter defeats, as... Read More
July 18, 2019
The robust and peaceful participation of parties in the 2015 general elections and the 2017 and 2018 by-elections is one of the most important achievements in Burma’s democratic transition. As the 2020 general elections in Burma approach, the country continues to take steps towards a more... Read More
July 17, 2019
The relationship between the Baltic states and Russia has always been complicated. No sitting Russian president has ever made an official state visit to Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, and meetings between their heads of state are rare. After Russian aggression in Georgia in 2008, many governmental... Read More

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