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April 18, 2019
In 2010, Kenya adopted a highly ambitious constitution which included progressive reforms aimed at achieving greater gender equality in government. One of the reforms was the two-thirds gender rule. The rule states that no more than two-... Read More
April 15, 2019
Kenya’s ambitious Constitution mandates the active participation of citizens toward achieving democratic governance. Participation, accountability and transparency are principles at the heart of the Constitution of Kenya and its laws. Kenya’s transition to a devolved system of government seeks to... Read More
April 08, 2019
Tunisia’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections will either continue the country’s success story in the region or lead to democratic backsliding. As Tunisians prepare to go to the polls in October to elect their members of parliament and in November to elect their next president,... Read More
April 08, 2019
In October 2018, Kim Mi-Hyang was selected for IRI’s Future Democratic Leaders Program (FDL). The program supports emerging North Korea defector leaders to take a greater role in the North Korean human rights and democratization movement. Despite balancing the two... Read More
April 05, 2019
On April 6, voters from across the Maldives will head to the polls for the second nation-wide election in less than eight... Read More
April 04, 2019
In early April, voters across the Maldives will return to the polls for the second major election in less than a year. The parliamentary elections on April 6 present the most significant political test yet for recently elected President Ibrahim Solih, who won a surprising election in September... Read More
March 28, 2019
In March 2019, Slovakia will vote for its fifth president since becoming independent in 1993. Around this occasion, the International Republican Institute’s Beacon Project is... Read More
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

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