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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
August 23, 2016
Shan State proved to be an anomaly in Burma’s 2015 election. In most of the country Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) dominated, but the results in Burma’s largest state were exceptional in scale and diversity.  Over 10 political parties won at least one seat in the Shan... Read More
November 12, 2015
On October 4, 2015, the people of Kyrgyzstan cast their ballots in the fifth parliamentary elections of the fledgling democracy. Though the months leading up to the election were laden with concerns on a wide range of issues – the introduction of new voter technology, the requirement for all... Read More
October 22, 2015
Political apathy in southern and eastern Ukraine will continue if citizens there feel unrepresented by Ukrainian political parties.  Those who have been active in local politics in recent history were most likely former members of the Party of Regions.  Whether they were true believers,... Read More
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Michael Druckman

Resident Country Director, Ukraine