This briefing will draw upon NDI Governance programs to highlight lessons learned and effective strategies for promoting women’s leadership in legislatures.
On June 26, 2013, Mongolians went to the polls and voted to re-elect President Tsakhia Elbegdorj to a second term, with 50.2 percent of the popular vote.
To assist Myanmar’s recently-formed Union Election Commission of Myanmar (UEC), IFES Chief of Party in Myanmar Paul Guerin and IFES Operations Officer Meredith Applegate facilitated a strategic planning workshop for the UEC.
“I have never been around so many strong women from the Mekong region. It’s really inspiring,” [said one] women leader gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for IRI's Mekong Women’s Policy Dialogue.
Patrick Merloe, NDI director of electoral programs, testified July 9 before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
The Republic of Macedonia is going through complex times as ethnic violence between Macedonians and Albanians deepens the ongoing political stalemate.
After eight years with a government led by the Democratic Party (DP), Albanians voted resoundingly for change in elections on June 23.
As Tunisia prepares for the final stages of drafting a constitution and national elections, citizens are concerned about the direction of the country...
“While international focus is rightly encouraging the reform process in Burma, it will be Burmese citizens who will help shape the rate of change and the types of change they wish to see."
The year 2013 has been a decisive period for Turkish democracy with attempts to promote constitutional reform, and public protest against the government.
Malaysia held its 13th general elections on May 5, 2013 [and].... were indicative of progress by opposition parties to capitalize on the loss of popularity of the ruling coalition.
"The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is shocked and deeply distressed by the unjust conviction June 4 of its employees on trial in Egypt..."
"Today’s ruling will have a chilling effect on Egyptian civil society and, taken with other recent developments, raises serious questions about Egypt’s commitment to the democratic transition that so many people demanded when they took to the streets in early 2011.”
Women legislators formed the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus in 2007 to enhance women’s impact on political decision-making within the national assembly.