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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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29 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ukraine held elections for its parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) on October 28, 2012. Many observers saw the polls – taking place under a new legal framework and amid intense polarization among...
29 Oct 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Christian S. Monsod, former chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC), founder and honorary...
18 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES believes that strong democratic institutions empower all citizens to have a voice in the way they are governed. To promote this belief, IFES works to ensure its programming is inclusive of all...
17 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ana Santos, senior program officer for the Americas, answers some questions about IFES’ work empowering underrepresented populations in Guatemala and Ecuador.
16 Oct 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announced today the results of a pre-election assessment of the Verkhovna Rada elections to be held on Oct. 28.
16 Oct 2012 | Press Release
Ukrainians head to the October 28 parliamentary elections with a pessimistic outlook on the state of affairs in the country, low levels of confidence in political leaders and institutions, and with...
5 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES’ 2012 Hybl Fellow Geoffrey Macdonald, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Denver, is exploring how electoral system design and party rules incentivize ethnic groups to form political...
5 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Observers have lauded the October 1 elections as one of the most peaceful transfers of power in Georgia’s history. Nermin Nisic, IFES chief of party in Georgia, offers his reflections on...
4 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
While with IFES, Libna Bonilla worked hand-in-hand with Maximo Zaldivar, then chief of party in Guatemala, and other team members to help Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) deliver the 2011...
2 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Maimuna Mwidau, a women's advocate from Kenya and a 2012 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award recipient, has worked to advance gender equality throughout Africa. Kenya's 2010 constitution, which...
2 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On September 20, 2012, the capital city of Jakarta held its second round of elections for governor. The first round of this important poll took place on July 11, 2012. Operations Coordinator...
20 Sep 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
As the leader in democracy promotion, IFES experts have worked in every corner of the globe from developing to mature democracies, under challenging conditions and tight deadlines to help people have...