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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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7 May 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On Sunday, May 6, Armenia held its first parliamentary election under a new election law since the 2008 presidential poll that saw violent protests. Anthony Bowyer, IFES program manager for the...
19 Apr 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On April 9, Aceh, a special autonomous region of Indonesia located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, held the second set of provincial elections for the governorship since the end of...
19 Apr 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
One of the tools to promote electoral security is voter education. Voter education empowers citizens with information to voice their thoughts on the electoral process through ways other than...
8 Apr 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On April 9, Aceh, a special autonomous region of Indonesia located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, held the second set of provincial elections for the governorship since the end of...
27 Mar 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On the evening of Sunday, March 25, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade publicly congratulated his opponent Macky Sall for winning the second round of the presidential election and conceded defeat...
22 Mar 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Lauren Sauer, IFES Program Officer for Europe and Asia, spent International Women’s Day in Papua New Guinea, where IFES is implementing the Women Advocating for Voices in Government (WAVIG) program...
22 Mar 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Roshan Sirran is one of the leading voices for Afghan women’s rights. She has 40 years of experience advocating for women’s rights as a teacher, municipal worker, education director, writer,...
9 Mar 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announced that its board of directors has elected two new members, effective March 6, 2012. The additions bring the total number of board...
6 Mar 2012 | Press Release
The winner of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2012 Photography Contest are announced.
1 Mar 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Inherent to IFES’ mission is encouraging countries around the world to include procedures that allow persons with disabilities to participate fully in electoral and political processes.
27 Feb 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
The people of Senegal went to the polls Sunday, February 27, to elect a president. Violence erupted weeks before the poll when the Constitutional Court ruled in favor of President Abdoulaye Wade’s...
23 Feb 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On February 21, Yemen held a presidential election that marked the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule.