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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
October 07, 2021
Eight graduates of IRI’s Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute (ALPI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were elected to local office in the October 2020 elections. IRI started ALPI in BiH in 2018 as a remedy for two major challenges faced by... Read More
October 06, 2021
On May 31, Somalilanders went to the polls to elect a new parliament for the first time in sixteen years. With no incumbents running for reelection, the result was an 82-member House of Representatives made up entirely of new legislators. One of those winning a seat was Mohamed Hassan Saed, a... Read More
October 05, 2021
With Iraq’s next parliamentary elections scheduled for October 10, this five-part series highlights the critical voter education and mobilization work that IRI’s partners throughout the country are undertaking. Against a flood of misinformation about Iraq’s electoral system and how ballots are cast... Read More