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March 21, 2019
On March 24, Ecuadorians will vote in subnational elections that will set the stage for presidential and legislative elections in 2021. The 2019 results will determine whether Ecuador will remain a key American ally in a volatile hemisphere or return to its past. From 2007 to 2017, former... Read More
March 21, 2019
El 24 de marzo, los ecuatorianos votarán en elecciones locales que son la antesala al escenario para las elecciones nacionales de 2021. Los resultados de 2019 determinarán si Ecuador, dentro de un hemisferio inestable, seguirá siendo un aliado clave para los EE. UU. o si regresará a su pasado.... Read More
March 01, 2019
Raising expectations for some, lowering them for others. Last June, newly-appointed President Miguel Diaz-Canel revealed Cuba’s government would draft a new constitution, guided by former president Raul Castro, and approve it through a referendum. Private property rights, presidential term limits... Read More
February 26, 2019
54 percent of registered voters in Malawi are youth. Yet, apathy has negatively affected the participation of young people in past elections. To reverse this trend and secure sustainable and meaningful engagement of youth in the upcoming May 2019 Tripartite Elections in... Read More
February 14, 2019
The political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and its impact in the region, brought the world’s attention to the failure of the Maduro government to effectively govern the country. While the country’s next steps are unclear,... Read More
February 12, 2019
The decentralization process, which started in 2014, has already had a profound impact on Ukraine and its citizens. In order to take advantage of these sweeping reforms, five village councils and Bakhmut City Council in the... Read More
February 11, 2019
Moldova’s freezing temperatures and heavy snow have done little to dampen the election fervor. Citizens will head to the polls on February 24 to elect a new Parliament in what promises to be a consequential competition. Moldova’s neighbors are certainly watching. With approximately... Read More
February 08, 2019
Uganda has been a long-term partner of the international community in regional peacekeeping and efforts against violent extremism in East Africa and the Great Lakes. President Museveni, Uganda’s president, has regularly cited the stability, progress and security of his administration as a rebuttal... Read More
February 01, 2019
Political parties and elected officials in Nigeria have continued to fall short when trying to connect with citizens. It has never been routine for elected officials to discuss what they are doing or intend to do to better the lives of Nigerian... Read More
January 25, 2019
Mi experiencia a través de la Generacion Democracy del Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) refuerza mi convicción de que el único camino para generar un cambio real en nuestras comunidades es a través del compromiso cívico y social. Mi nombre es... Read More

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