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April 07, 2021
On World Health Day, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is shining a light on its partners across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) who have been key to managing COVID-19’s fallout. Since the pandemic’s onset, IRI’s support of local, national and civic stakeholders throughout the... Read More
April 06, 2021
Following months of political crisis and scandals, Peruvians will elect a new President, two Vice-Presidents, 130 members of Congress and five representatives to the regional Andean Parliament on April 11. On November 10, Peru’s Congress voted to impeach President Martín Vizcarra on charges of... Read More
April 01, 2021
Even in established democracies, the protection of human rights requires constant attention. In North Macedonia, where political institutions have at times failed to secure individual liberties, the government must keep a particularly close watch over its human rights record. To support in this... Read More
March 31, 2021
As women’s history month comes to a close, IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is showcasing how policy development can create a more equitable world. To promote women's participation in policymaking and highlight their role in advocating for policy reform,... Read More
March 29, 2021
Next week, Bulgarians will take to the polls in parliamentary elections expected to shake up the ruling party’s long-held control. After a decade of dominating the political space, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party are under new and... Read More
March 26, 2021
Today, Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. Pivotal in deepening Bangladesh’s freedom and moving its democracy forward, students have played a key role in the political and social movements of the country since the 1950s. But in recent years, episodes of violence have... Read More
March 22, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22-partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislatures. HDP is... Read More
March 17, 2021
For more than 20 years, North Macedonia has staked its European Union (EU) prospects on resolving high-level issues, such as improving the country’s state and alliance building efforts. While these are critical, many officials have overlooked the equal importance of strengthening government... Read More
March 15, 2021
Kosovo's February 14 parliamentary elections marked an unprecedented tilt in the country's internal balance of power. After years of dominance by more established political parties, the up-and-coming Self-Determination Movement (LVV) is now leading the country’s government with its... Read More
March 11, 2021
Since the Neolithic age, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been home to cultural sites that are critical to unifying the country’s different ethnicities and forging the community cohesion that is key to democratic growth. Recognizing the importance of cultural, historical and natural heritage, the... Read More