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February 21, 2019
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. Expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms after the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) electoral success. While the election was a positive first... Read More
February 19, 2019
A week after protests in Kasserine spiraled out of control leading to violent clashes and spreading concern across the country, the IRI Tunisia team hit the road to meet with citizens and civil society organizations to discuss the state of... Read More
January 28, 2019
Nestled in the Southern African region, Malawi will hold presidential, parliamentarian and local council elections on May 21, 2019. Considering the outcomes of their last elections held in 2014, all eyes from the region and international community are on the country as they rapidly approach... Read More
January 17, 2019
Tunisia is the only country to have emerged from the Arab Spring as an established democracy but eight years after the revolution, political leaders are... Read More
November 14, 2018
For the past seven years, I have worked with political parties across Europe and witnessed political campaigns across the transatlantic world. My experiences range from campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe, where I have seen our party partners play out IRI’s “... Read More
November 13, 2018
Burma made strides toward consolidating its recent record of holding well-administered, credible elections in the November 3 by-elections. The elections were deemed “peaceful and credible with no significant incidents that can have negatively impacted the results” by an international observer... Read More
September 24, 2018
In Nigeria, political parties lack ideology and manifestos. But the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s town hall meeting marks their first step towards open... Read More
August 29, 2018
It has been an interesting few weeks in Nigeria. For those of us that have been watching Nigerian politics for the past four or five years, it feels very much like Déjà vu. When I arrived in Nigeria in 2014, the country was reeling from what many Nigerians were calling a gale of defections that... Read More
August 17, 2018
Convened by IRI, Ghanaian national and regional women political party leaders will gather in Accra, Ghana on August 17 and 18 to discuss the barriers to women’s full participation in political parties. Despite Ghana’s strong democratic progress over the past two... Read More
June 07, 2018
For two days in May, IRI and Ciudadanos (Cs), the Spanish center-right party, hosted the Emerging Parties Summit in Madrid. The Summit brought together 25 leaders and campaign executives from 15 recently formed parties in 11 European countries. Despite a common commitment to the transatlantic... Read More

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