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December 01, 2021
A massive flow of disinformation on COVID-19 vaccines has led to significant vaccine hesitancy among Armenia’s population. This, in turn, has resulted in a rise in hospitalizations and deaths this autumn as the Delta variant hits the country. With the infection numbers and mortality rate breaking... Read More
November 22, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislatures. HDP is proudly implemented by the International... Read More
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November 10, 2021
On November 14, Argentinians will head to the ballot box in eight provinces to elect half of the Chamber of Deputies and one-third of the Senate. In a preview to these midterm elections, Argentina... Read More
November 10, 2021
On November 14, Bulgarians will head to the polls for the third parliamentary election of 2021 after the upstart “There Is Such a People” (ITN) party failed to assemble a governing coalition after the second election in July. Much has remained the same since Bulgarians first went to the polls last... Read More
November 03, 2021
On October 3, 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the Pandora Papers, a multi-year investigation into nearly 12 million documents that exposed the offshore holdings and bank accounts of... Read More
October 28, 2021
In the 30 years since Bangladesh transitioned back to democracy in 1991, a female prime minister has led the country for over 27 of those years. Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League (AL) and Begum Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alternated power as prime minister between 1991 and... Read More
October 27, 2021
Politicians, civic activists, businesspeople, and artists numbered the mayoral candidates attempting to win the hearts and votes of citizens during the first round of local elections in North Macedonia on October 17, 2021. In the race to win 81 positions across the country, the candidates included... Read More
October 21, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislatures. HDP is proudly implemented by the International... Read More
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October 14, 2021
In early July, IRI held the second annual Southeastern Europe Democracy Summit (SEE|DEM), as part of the Institute’s Western Balkans regional program. IRI’s regional work supports research through its Western Balkans Task Force – a cadre of leading analysts, non-governmental actors, and journalists... Read More
October 12, 2021
The quality of a democracy is often judged by what is provided by the supply side (the government) and what is requested on the demand side (the population). The interplay between these two sides constitutes the path through which trust is instilled and democracy is consolidated. On October 17,... Read More

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