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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
May 22, 2019
In the past six years, Kenya has continued its progression toward devolution and achieved success in its efforts to decentralize power and bring the government closer to its citizens. However, despite these democratic gains, Kenya remains hindered by the... Read More
May 15, 2019
After Slovak media reported on February 26, 2018, that the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová might be connected to top government officials... Read More
May 14, 2019
Democracy is not always flashy. Nor is it intended to be. For a legislature, one of the most vital functions is found in the committee hearing room. Public hearings provide citizens an opportunity to speak directly to policymakers about matters that are important to them. They offer... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panamá elegirá un nuevo presidente junto con 860 otros cargos entre diputados y representantes, el 5 de mayo de 2019. la corrupción y la educación han sido las principales preocupaciones que caracterizan a estas elecciones, al igual que la desconfianza ciudadana y la necesidad de una mayor... Read More

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