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October 2020

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October 30, 2020
October 31 marks the anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which acknowledges the impact of instability on women and girls and the importance of their involvement in peace processes. The International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is proud to... Read More
October 28, 2020
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislatures. HDP is... Read More
October 26, 2020
On October 31, Georgians will go to the polls in a high-stakes parliamentary election that the international community hopes will result in a more representative, European-aligned government. Over the course of a year, Georgia has made great strides in its journey to democracy, and is widely... Read More
October 23, 2020
October 25th marks the second round of parliamentary elections in Lithuania, with citizens taking to the polls to fill 141 seats in the country’s legislature. As with other elections around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated electoral procedures, while also putting Lithuania’s current... Read More
October 22, 2020
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Iraq’s Tishreen Revolution, the pro-democracy movement that brought down former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi after his crackdown on popular protests killed more than 600 Iraqis. The protestors’ demands have been simple: hold government officials... Read More
October 19, 2020
On October 25, Ukrainians will go to the polls to fill more than 40,000 seats at every level of Ukraine’s local and regional governments – marking a new phase in Ukraine’s much anticipated... Read More
October 16, 2020
On October 18, Bolivians will go to the polls to vote in Latin America’s largest presidential election of 2020 – a contest that will set the tone for how neighboring countries conduct elections amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the election period underway, political tensions are rising, and... Read More
October 08, 2020
On October 7th, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) officially confirmed that 17 presidential candidates and more than 300 National Assembly (NA) candidates will be on the ballot in the February 7, 2021 elections. Considering that more than 221 political movements and 77,000 candidates... Read More
October 01, 2020
One year after national protests brought Omar Al Bashir’s 30-year rule to an end, members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC) signed a landmark power sharing deal and transitional Constitution in Sudan. This 39-month transitional Constitution outlines... Read More