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December 2020

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December 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  ... Read More
December 23, 2020
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of a 40-day long war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is now facing a political, financial and socio-economic crisis. This, as some have argued, may cause the... Read More
December 21, 2020
In October, Bangladeshis took to the streets to condemn an increase in gang rape and call for equal rights for women across the country. What was unique about these demonstrations was the ... Read More
December 17, 2020
This week, North Macedonia will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary of becoming a European Union (EU) candidate – an occasion which many anticipated would kick off accession negotiations, until Bulgaria vetoed the country’s first ever inter-governmental conference. Despite this upsetting turn of... Read More
December 16, 2020
On December 5, the International Republican Institute (IRI) brought together youth leaders from across the Balkans to promote cross-border solidarity in the first-ever regional Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute (ALPI) meeting. Through ALPI, IRI... Read More
December 15, 2020
On December 20, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) ethnically divided city of Mostar will hold its first local elections in over a decade. A requirement for the initiation of European Union (EU) accession negotiations, elections in Mostar are key to the country’s democratic development and European... Read More
December 09, 2020
Systemic corruption represents one of the gravest threats to democracy worldwide – undermining representative institutions, corroding the rule of law and decimating public trust. In recognition of International Anti-corruption Day, IRI Program Manager Rocio Martinez interviewed Dr. Delia Ferreira,... Read More
December 09, 2020
La corrupción sistémica representa una de las amenazas más graves para la democracia en todo el mundo: socava las instituciones representativas, corroe el estado de derecho y diezma la confianza pública. En reconocimiento al Día Internacional contra la Corrupción, la Gerente de Programas de IRI,... Read More
December 08, 2020
Over the last decade, kleptocratic regimes have been on the rise, exercising growing influence on a global scale, enabling human rights violations and undermining faith in democracy. In response, civil activists have played a pivotal role in exposing corruption and advocating against it, often at... Read More
December 04, 2020
On December 7, the Interim Government of Venezuela (IGV) will hold a Popular Consultation with Venezuelans across the country and in the global diaspora, in an effort to invalidate the regime’s unconstitutional elections on December 6 and underscore public demands for free and fair elections. What... Read More