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January 14, 2021
Ten years ago today, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia after more than two decades of undemocratic rule, marking the culmination of what is now known as the Jasmine Revolution.  The uprising erupted just a month earlier with the self-immolation of a fruit vendor in Sidi Bouzid that sparked... Read More
January 13, 2021
  On January 13th, Mongolia marked the 30th anniversary of its first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since... Read More
January 08, 2021
On December 27, citizens of Niger went to the polls to vote in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. With... Read More
January 07, 2021
En octubre 7 de 2020, el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) de Ecuador confirmó oficialmente que 16 candidatos a la presidencia y más de 300 candidatos a la Asamblea Nacional (AN) estarían en las papeletas de las elecciones de febrero 7 de 2021. Considerando que más de 221 movimientos políticos y... Read More
January 06, 2021
The International Republican Institute (IRI) is deeply saddened by the passing of former Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh, who led multiple election observation missions on behalf of the Institute in its early days. In honor of his legacy, IRI Regional Director for Transatlantic Strategy... Read More
January 05, 2021
This fall, Tunisia’s parliament postponed two bills, for the eighth time in five years, meant to establish the country’s long-awaited Constitutional Court. Introduced in Tunisia’... Read More
December 28, 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  ... Read More
December 23, 2020
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of a 40-day long war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is now facing a political, financial and socio-economic crisis. This, as some have argued, may cause the... Read More
December 21, 2020
In October, Bangladeshis took to the streets to condemn an increase in gang rape and call for equal rights for women across the country. What was unique about these demonstrations was the ... Read More
December 17, 2020
This week, North Macedonia will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary of becoming a European Union (EU) candidate – an occasion which many anticipated would kick off accession negotiations, until Bulgaria vetoed the country’s first ever inter-governmental conference. Despite this upsetting turn of... Read More