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June 28, 2019
Disinformation. Propaganda. Fake news. In the United States, these terms came into the public consciousness during and immediately after the 2016 presidential election and were used to describe the Russian government’s attempt to influence the election result. As U.S. government and media... 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
June 26, 2019
On July 21, Ukrainians will go to the polls for the third time in five months to vote in snap parliamentary elections – set to be another critical moment for the young democracy. Throughout June, Ukrainians awaited Constitutional Court’s ruling on the timing of the country’s parliamentary... Read More
June 24, 2019
Tunisia’s political instability and polarization has reached a critical juncture in the run-up to the autumn 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. Political and ideological rivalries are intensifying between former regime... Read More
June 20, 2019
On Wednesday, June 19, the International Republican Institute hosted the new Moldovan Foreign Minister, Nicolae Popescu, for a conversation on Moldova’s future following the recent (and dramatic) change in government. Popescu described how a last-minute agreement between the center-left Socialist... Read More
June 19, 2019
In just seven days, Moldovans saw dramatic political change that once seemed impossible. Last Friday, all signs pointed to snap elections after three months of failed negotiations between the center-left Socialist Party, the ruling centrist Democratic Party (PDM) and the center-right opposition... Read More
June 17, 2019
Last August, IRI’s Office of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (OMEL) brought together 27 program staff members from both Washington D.C. and 20 field offices for the first MEL Summer Institute to learn about the foundations and new trends of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).  The... Read More
June 14, 2019
This Sunday, June 16, Guatemalans head to the polls to vote for every elected office in the country. During the campaign period, many candidates have been ... Read More
June 13, 2019
On June 16, Guatemalan citizens will vote for president, 160 congressional representatives and 340 mayors. While candidates for all races filed their papers months ago, many of them are still pending review. More specifically, who can run still hasn’t been precisely determined because electoral and... Read More
June 12, 2019
In Algeria, mass demonstrations and a fierce youth movement have once again led to the downfall of a dictator and captured the hearts and minds of the free world. But now that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stepped down and an interim president has been named is his place, the question remains... Read More