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Colombia’s presidential election, beyond the peace process

    Colombia’s presidential election, beyond the peace process

The three national elections scheduled in Colombia for 2018 are keeping election authorities quite busy. The first round of elections were held on March 11, when citizens elected members of Senate [...]

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Campaign period winds down as Turkmen voters get ready for parliamentary and local elections

    Campaign period winds down as Turkmen voters get ready for parliamentary and local elections

Although Turkmenistan is recognized internationally as a repressive and authoritarian regime, citizens are scheduled to head to the polls on March 25 to elect 125 five seats in the Turkmenistan [...]

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Technology a boon for illiterate voters – study reveals

    Technology a boon for illiterate voters – study reveals

Illiteracy has always been a major exclusionary factor in elections. Voters who lack the ability to read and write often find themselves unable to exercise their right to choose their [...]

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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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