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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26 Feb 2008 | Press Release
A team of five international election experts led by IFES arrived in Paraguay this week to begin observation activities for the April 20 presidential and parliamentary elections. The assessment...
19 Feb 2008 | Press Release
IFES President and CEO Jean-Pierre Kingsley announced today that Carina Perelli, an international electoral specialist, will serve as IFES’ new vice president of development and outreach starting on...
13 Feb 2008 | Press Release
The state of democracy in Africa will be high on the agenda when U.S. President George W. Bush begins a five-country trip to the continent on Friday. The International Foundation for Election Systems...
7 Feb 2008 | Press Release

With the enthusiastic approval from his Board of Directors, IFES CEO and President Jean-Pierre Kingsley announced the creation of the IFES Executive Advisory Council.  This is an exclusive...

4 Feb 2008 | Press Release
Beirut, LEBANON– Fifteen Lebanese journalists have an opportunity to increase their knowledge of elections at a training supported by IFES that begins today at the American...
13 Jan 2008 | Press Release
Kenyans are bracing for a new round of violence this week with planned street protests by the opposition and a political showdown as parliament reconvenes.
20 Dec 2007 | Press Release
The last major election of the year is shaping up to be a close one as Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki tries to defeat opposition leader Raila Odinga to secure a second term. On December 27, Kenyan...
13 Dec 2007 | Press Release
Four top Afghan election officials will visit Kenya this month to study the East African country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The study tour, organized by IFES, will give the...
27 Nov 2007 | Press Release
IFES is one of 200 employers to be recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
25 Nov 2007 | Press Release
IFES is among a group of expert nongovernmental organizations invited to participate in a Group of Eight conference on promoting the rule of law worldwide.
1 Oct 2007 | Press Release
Media are invited to cover the IFES Democracy Awards Dinner honoring José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and Lee H. Hamilton, President of the Woodrow...
14 Sep 2007 | Press Release
Washington, DC – September 14, 2007 – Almost six in ten Ukrainians cited in a new IFES survey agree with President Viktor Yuschenko’s decision to call early parliamentary elections, but...