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July 01, 2020
For Armenia, the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with a critical juncture in the country’s democratic development. As the country transitions from a semi-presidential system to a parliamentary one with multiple parties represented, the logistical challenges presented by the pandemic raised fears that... Read More
June 30, 2020
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21-partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislatures. HDP is... Read More
June 26, 2020
North Macedonia is the newest member of NATO and hopes to one day join the European Union (EU) – provided the country meets the benchmarks required for accession. With help from the International Republican Institute (IRI), representatives of the country’s major parties came together to present a... Read More
June 22, 2020
A vibrant and independent civil society is crucial to securing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals across the globe. As we join our partners around the world in celebrating Pride Month, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spotlighting our... Read More
June 19, 2020
El Consorcio para las Elecciones y el Fortalecimiento del Proceso Político (CEPPS) reúne la experiencia de sus tres socios principales: el Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI), la Fundación Internacional para los Sistemas Electorales (IFES) y el Instituto Nacional Demócrata (NDI). CEPPS tiene... Read More
June 19, 2020
As Mongolia prepares for its ninth parliamentary election this month, the country is forging a path to increased citizen engagement in the political process. With one of the youngest populations in the Indo-Pacific, the democracy of Mongolia depends on the active participation of young people.... Read More
June 18, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
June 17, 2020
This week, one of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, was convicted of “cyber libel” and faces up to six years in prison, marking the government’s latest and most aggressive assault on freedom of the press. Media freedom has long been under threat in the Philippines, with... Read More
June 16, 2020
Corruption is one of the key inhibitors of democratic progress worldwide – undermining the rule of law and citizen trust in institutions. According to a recent poll conducted in North Macedonia, 27 percent of citizens think crime and corruption are the most important problems facing the country... Read More
June 15, 2020
In Ukraine and across the globe, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic required swift government action to keep citizens safe and democratic institutions intact. Without a plan for holding online council sessions, however, the pandemic could paralyze local governments in Ukraine and put their... Read More