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October 08, 2020
On October 7th, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) officially confirmed that 16 presidential candidates and more than 300 National Assembly (NA) candidates will be on the ballot in the February 7, 2021 elections. Considering that more than 221 political movements and 77,000 candidates... Read More
October 01, 2020
One year after national protests brought Omar Al Bashir’s 30-year rule to an end, members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC) signed a landmark power sharing deal and transitional Constitution in Sudan. This 39-month transitional Constitution outlines... Read More
September 29, 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
September 28, 2020
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we’re proud of the remarkable work being done every day through our programs, partnerships and networks across the globe, implemented by our incredible staff on the ground, including a number of female resident program directors. To highlight... Read More
September 24, 2020
Populism comes in many forms, and its effect on democratic politics remains hotly contested. Yet history makes clear that, in its most virulent form, it can destroy democracies by nurturing an “us versus them” mentality that polarizes and makes political compromise untenable. In Latin America, such... Read More
September 23, 2020
September 23 marks the International Day of Sign Languages, celebrating the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of deaf communities across the globe. At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we recognize that representative governance is a hallmark of healthy democracies, and that... Read More
September 21, 2020
September 21 marks the United Nations International Day of Peace, an opportunity to reinvigorate the fight for freedom and stability across the world. In celebration of World Peace Day, the International Republican Institute (... Read More
September 15, 2020
Killing at least 200 and robbing many others of their homes and livelihoods, last month’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut shows the dreadful human cost of corrupt governance. Long before the blasts shook the city, government failures had been mounting and citizens were demanding increased... Read More
September 14, 2020
Despite worrying signs of democratic backsliding, Montenegro’s recent elections demonstrated that political competition is alive and well, with the opposition coalition winning a narrow majority and upending 30 years of Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) dominance. While a seemingly positive... Read More
September 02, 2020
Ethiopia stands at a critical moment in its history. Since 2018, the country has made significant strides in its endeavors on human rights reform and in its transition toward a more participatory democracy. Despite these efforts, the country currently faces critical challenges – COVID-19 and the... Read More

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