Elections to Watch in 2017
What’s Going on at IFES?
On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional representation.
Voting is a human right. In this time of great change and even greater opportunity, only you can help #GiveAVoice to millions of people in emerging democracies.
From November 6-10, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) gathered 550 participants from 90 countries for the 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and Seventh Global Elections Organization Conference (GEO-7).
Electoral participation by internally displaced persons (IDPs) is a challenging undertaking, but one that is becoming increasingly relevant as current estimates indicate over 40 million IDPs worldwide. IFES’ “Internally Displaced Persons and Electoral Participation: A Brief Overview” represents the culmination of intensive research, which is intended to further develop IDP electoral rights. IFES intends to utilize this information moving forward for implementation in its programming and to serve IDP populations globally by brining international attention to this important issue.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes.
This paper is intended as a guide for election practitioners who are interpreting, developing, and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks for elections, and who should understand the hierarchy of these laws.