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August 13, 2019
Sunday, August 11, Guatemalans celebrated a peaceful runoff vote for their presidency, since no candidate won more than 50 percent on the first ballot June 16. The two survivors of that contest were former national prisons director Alejandro Giammettei and former first lady Sandra Torres. ... Read More
August 08, 2019
After 31 years of authoritarian rule and military repression under President Suharto, Indonesia underwent a democratic transition in 1998 following the dictator’s resignation. This was a pivotal moment in my country as we began setting up democratic institutions.  Despite attempts to... Read More
July 16, 2019
Despite isolated local victories implementing anti-corruption efforts, corruption in Tunisia continues to be perceived as a top citizen concern. As of February 2019, respondents of the latest IRI poll... Read More
July 12, 2019
This is the second of three articles on how IRI’s Beacon Project combats disinformation in Europe. The first article on coalition building can be found here. Disinformation is most effective when it... Read More
July 10, 2019
Forty years of corrupt, ineffective centralized authority under the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, and a failed transition in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution have left Libya marred by instability and conflict.  The most recent outbreak of civil war following the Libyan National... Read More
July 08, 2019
Last summer, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, protests erupted throughout Jordan in response to proposed income tax increases and other austerity measures. The protesters countered that the measures would disproportionately impact poor and middle-class residents. The protests spread and... Read More
July 03, 2019
As Libya’s latest civil war enters its third month, women throughout the country are claiming their seats in local government and making their voices heard. IRI is working to support these women along the way. While women constitute half of Libya’s population, they... Read More
July 02, 2019
El pasado 16 de junio los guatemaltecos llevaron a cabo su novena elección en el marco de su joven democracia. Los cargos a elegir en estas elecciones generales eran para presidente y vicepresidente, con la participación de 19 binomios; 160 diputados para el Congreso de la República; 340... Read More
July 01, 2019
2019 may be dubbed as another “Year of the Woman.” In Sudan, women led the charge in anti-government demonstrations against the oppressive al-Bashir government,... Read More
June 27, 2019
“Elections” are often the first thing people think of when they think about democracy. And while elections are a key component, there is much more to democracy than that. For example, effective democracy requires the rule of law, the separation of powers, functioning political parties, an... Read More

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