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February 2021

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February 25, 2021
This week marks the seventh year since former President Victor Yanukovych’s government collapsed under the weight of the 2013-2014 Revolution of Dignity. Before Yanukovych's dismissal, Ukraine was a corrupt, pro-Russian and highly centralized state with hallmarks of political repression and... Read More
February 24, 2021
On February 28, Salvadorans will take to the polls to choose the officials responsible for making key decisions about the future of El Salvador's democracy, such as overseeing the election of the country's Supreme Court magistrates. Recognizing the importance of building a... Read More
February 23, 2021
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
February 17, 2021
On February 7, Ecuador held its first presidential and legislative elections since 2017 when the populist former President Rafael Correa was succeeded by reformist President Lenin Moreno. The 2021 first round results offer a glimpse into the public’s sentiment on two very different types of... Read More
February 11, 2021
On February 14, citizens of Kosovo will take to the polls in a high-stakes election to determine the parliament responsible for addressing the country’s democratic and governance shortcomings. Managing a public health and economic crisis, overcoming extreme polarization and improving Kosovo’s... Read More
February 08, 2021
In December, Nicolás Maduro – who continues to claim Venezuela’s presidency – held illegitimate parliamentary elections to undermine the 2015 democratically-elected National Assembly (NA), whose mandate was set to expire in January 2021. Empowered with a non-legitimate parliament, Maduro today... Read More
February 04, 2021
On February 8, Somalia is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections following three decades of war, fragmentation and the painstaking reconstruction of a permanent government. In a country where democracy has long seemed an improbable dream, a successful election would mark a... Read More
February 01, 2021
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we are proud of the democratic advancements made through our programs, partnerships and networks around the world. None of these accomplishments would be possible, however, without our remarkable staff on the ground, many of whom are women. To... Read More