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Despite challenges and setbacks, democracy remains resilient – IDEA international publication

    Despite challenges and setbacks, democracy remains resilient –  IDEA international publication

There is a persistent perception that democracy is on the wane. In fact, a report from Freedom House showed that 71 countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties, [...]

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7 things to know about the upcoming presidential elections in Czech Republic

    7 things to know about the upcoming presidential elections in Czech Republic

Election Day is scheduled for January 12-13. If none of the candidates wins a majority of the votes, the top two will head to a second round set for [...]

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5 tips to avoid being fooled by ‘Fake News’

    5 tips to avoid being fooled by ‘Fake News’

Arguably the biggest story in the last two years is how fake news has contaminated the news ecosystem, deceiving millions and even unduly influencing the outcome of some elections. Fake news [...]

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Some 478 million voters in the Americas to restore faith in Democracy

    Some 478 million voters in the Americas to restore faith in Democracy

The year 2018 will be an important one for the Americas as roughly 82% of the approximately 580 million eligible voters in the region are expected to cast a ballot [...]

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Trust is in decline, Edelman Intelligence finds

    Trust is in decline, Edelman Intelligence finds

Around the world, key democratic institutions are taking a bad hit on their trust index. This “implosion of confidence” was revealed in the 2017 Trust Barometer conducted by Edelman Intelligence, [...]

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Nepal parliamentary elections set

    Nepal parliamentary elections set

Nepalese voters are set to vote for federal and provincial members of parliaments in a two-phase elections set for November 26 and December 7. Local and foreign observers are closely [...]

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How automated polls boosted the Philippine economy

    How automated polls boosted the Philippine economy

While largely underreported, well-run elections can significantly impact the economy of a country. Credible results that are acceptable to the general public have the effect of immediately dousing whatever political heat [...]

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Germany decides as world watches

    Germany decides as world watches

On September 24, Germany is set to elect members of the Bundestag, the country’s lower house.  Some 61 million eligible voters are expected to cast their votes that could decide [...]

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