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Roundtable: Political empowerment of women through ICTs

The Office of International IDEA to the European Union organized on 7 December 2018, a Roundtable discussion on ”Political empowerment of women through ICTs”, with the support of the Canadian Mission to the European Union. The aim of the event was to share experiences and views on the availability and use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) tools to advance

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International IDEA Member States discuss ways to achieve the Agenda 2030 through multi-level policy and business action

The Office of International IDEA to the European Union organized a Meeting of Representatives of International IDEA Member States in Brussels on 3 December 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Permanent Mission of the African Union to the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. Serving as a Local Chair of the International IDEA Council

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International IDEA launches State of Local Democracy assessment for three Ukrainian cities

Since the Maidan revolution of 2014, Ukraine has embarked on an ambitious decentralisation process that will see more governance responsibilities be transferred to the local level in years to come. On 13 December therefore, International IDEA presented its ‘State of Local Democracy Assessment in Ukraine’. The assessment, using International IDEA’s long-standing State of Local Democracy (SoLD) assessment framework, was undertaken

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The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network Launches A New Website

This year, the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network celebrates 20 years as the world’s largest online source of electoral knowledge. To celebrate this milestone, the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network partnerslaunched a structural and visual revamp of the ACEwebsite, with more features for users to access publications, news and training opportunies related to their topics of interest. The website nowincludes a new

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Accountability in Social Services: the case of Ulaanbaatar City

“Government and civil society have a role to play to ensure that democratic reforms are well-implemented”, said U. Ganbold, Head of the Public Administration Department, Governor’s Office in Ulaanbaatar City at the Public Forum on Strengthening Public Service Accountability through Citizen Participation held on 6 December 2018 at the Khangarid Palace, Ulaanbaatar City. Mr Ganbold’s statement sums up the outcome

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Mongolia calls for political finance reform amid political turmoil

Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia’s democracy is in constant peril. The country’s political turmoil is not only prompted by the geopolitical forces outside of its borders, but also from creeping corruption from within. The most recent chapter in Mongolia’s democratic experiment included a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister last week. The move was propelled by a

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Roundtable on Electoral Reform of Malaysia: The Way Forward for Free and Fair Elections.

Malaysian and international election experts convened for a two-day Electoral Reform Roundtable on 30 November and 1 December 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss wide-ranging reform of the electoral system and options for ensuring fair and transparent electoral processes. Malaysia’s 14th General Election in May 2018 unexpectedly ended 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional since independence in 1957.

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Fiji Steps into Second Electoral Cycle of parliamentary elections

Fiji’s 2018 parliamentary elections took place on 14 November with over 630,000 registered voters at 2,173 polling stations, including advanced and postal voters. With heavy rain and a tropical disturbance throughout the voting day, the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) postponed voting in 25 polling stations to 17 November. This year’s turnout is expected to be lower compared to the 2014

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Establishing confidence in the judiciary: Why Meaza Ashenafi should lead a process of judicial vetting

.رؤساء ومفوضي ومسؤولي الإدارة الانتخابية الذين يمثلون الجزائر وجزر القمر وكرواتيا والأردن وليبيا وفلسطين والصومال وجزر القمر وممثلي منظمات مثل جامعة الدول العربية والمؤسسة الدولية للنظم الانتخابية

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International IDEA contributes to A-WEB Election Management Capacity-Building Programme for Election Officials in Incheon, South Korea

Relations between the media and electoral authorities can be strained or uneasy, and the result of such strained relations can be misinformation ormissed opportunities.Since public confidence (and ultimately acceptance of the electoral results) is at stake, there can be no doubt of the importance for electoral management bodies (EMBs) tobuilding solid working relations with the media to ensure that the

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