Constitutional reform is important in Algeria and Sudan. Here’s why.

Signing ceremony involving the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme, the Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Germany to the Kingdom of Sweden, Manfred Schüeler, and the Ambassador of Republic of Tunisia to the Kingdom of Sweden, Ambassador Moez Mehdi Mahmoudi. Photo: Lisa Hagman | International IDEA

Jóvenes bolivianos presentan agenda de propuestas de políticas públicas a organizaciones políticas que participarán en las Elecciones de octubre de 2019.

En 2017 y 2018, IDEA Internacional impulsó, con el apoyo de la Embajada de Suecia, un proceso de articulación de diversas organizaciones juveniles de Bolivia para la elaboración de una Agenda de Propuestas de Políticas Públicas (APPP), un conjunto de planteamientos relacionados con las grandes problemáticas nacionales, sustentada en las visiones de las generaciones más […]

Finland and Sweden join the MyConstitution programme in Myanmar

A screenshot from the viral video showing: 1. a person taking a ballot out of an envelope, 2. a stack of ballots sitting on the person’s lap ready to be “dealt with”, 3. the person, using a wooden pick similar-looking to those officially produced,  punched the ballot at a particular location, and 4. the person would then put […]

Finland and Sweden join MyConstitution in Myanmar

A screenshot from the viral video showing: 1. a person taking a ballot out of an envelope, 2. a stack of ballots sitting on the person’s lap ready to be “dealt with”, 3. the person, using a wooden pick similar-looking to those officially produced,  punched the ballot at a particular location, and 4. the person would then put […]

Sudan: a chance for the AU to refine support for countries in crisis

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan from all the organisation’s activities “until the effective establishment of a civilian-led Transitional Authority”. It also threatened to impose punitive measures on individuals and entities obstructing the establishment of a civilian-led transitional authority. The AU has given the Sudan Transitional Military Council, which orchestrated […]

Popular protests pose a conundrum for the AU’s opposition to coups

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir was overthrown in April following months of incessant countrywide protests. Less than two weeks earlier, protesters forced Algeria’s long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika […]

Daniel Zovatto: Maduro tiene que abrir una transición pacífica

El Salvador elegirá nuevo presidente el próximo 3 de febrero, en primera vuelta, y el 10 de marzo, en segunda, de ser necesaria. Arriba, instalaciones del sistema de captura y transmisión de actas de resultados electorales. Crédito: Tribunal Supremo Electoral de El Salvador.

The Perils of Out-Of-Country Voting: The Case of Indonesia’s Postal Ballots

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. Indonesians, particularly those living overseas like me, were astonished on Thursday, 11 April 2019, by the discovery of pre-marked ballots in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, […]

How do we strengthen democratic deliberation in local-level governance?

A screenshot from the viral video showing: 1. a person taking a ballot out of an envelope, 2. a stack of ballots sitting on the person’s lap ready to be “dealt with”, 3. the person, using a wooden pick similar-looking to those officially produced,  punched the ballot at a particular location, and 4. the person would then put […]