April, 2016

On July 3, 2013, General Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, Minister of Defense and Commander-and-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, announced the removal of President Mohamed Morsi from office and the suspension of the 2012 Constitution. He laid out a “roadmap” for the country’s return to civilian control. According to this roadmap, Egypt would amend its constitution and then hold a constitutional referendum, followed by parliamentary and presidential elections.

March, 2016

This report details the findings from Democracy International’s third survey of the Afghan parliament. DI conducted the survey with parliamentarians in September and October 2015 in order to gauge their attitudes on electoral reform, security, reconciliation with the Taliban, and the National Unity Government’s (NUG) performance, among other important topics. 

March, 2016

Building on its ongoing observation of electoral processes in Egypt since late 2013, Democracy International conducted a comprehensive election observation mission to witness elections for the House of Representatives in Egypt, which took place from October to December 2015. This report provides the DI mission’s findings and analysis of the electoral process.

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January, 2016

Youth are the largest and perhaps the most critical demographic in Afghanistan today. Sixty percent of Afghans are under 35 years old and 25 percent of all Afghans are between the ages of 18 and 35. Not only do these youth represent a quarter of Afghanistan’s population, but, according to DI’s 2015 Civic Education and Lessons Learned Survey, Afghan youth made up more than half of voters in the 2014 elections.

December, 2015

This statement provides the preliminary findings of the election observation mission of Democracy International to the 2015 House of Representatives elections in Egypt, which were held from October to December 2015. Egypt has not had an elected House of Representatives—previously called the People’s Assembly—since June 2012, when the Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved the legislative body on grounds that it had not been elected constitutionally.

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October, 2015

يستند هذا التقرير إلى المعلومات التي تم جمعها من خالل الجهود المستمرة لبعثة منظمة "الديمقراطية الدولية "لمراقبة واستكماالا للعمل الذي بدأ في ديسمبر 5702 وال يزال مستمرا في كل الدور ات االنتخابية المتتابعة، عقد االنتخابات في مصر. الفريق األساسي للمنظمة من المصريين و المختصين الدوليين المتفانين الكثير من االجتماعات مع األطراف المعنية ما بين فبراير- مايو 5702. وعلى الرغم أننا نؤمن بأن هذا التقرير يعكس النتائج الجماعية للمتابعين من الفريق األساسي، تتحمل منظمة "الديمقراطية الدولية" المسؤولية الكاملة عن المحتوى الوارد به

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July, 2015

Afghanistan’s 2014 election process proved once again that major challenges remain in the country’s pursuit of democracy and political stability. The narrative of the 2014 Afghan elections spanned more than 260 days and has been well chronicled by domestic and international observers and other key stakeholders. The problems and failures of the 2014 election process were similar to those encountered in each of the Afghan elections conducted since 2004.

July, 2015

This report presents Democracy International’s observation and analysis of Egypt’s House of Representatives electoral process. DI observers were present in Egypt from February-May 2015 when DI suspended its in-country observation activities. The report covers the period from candidate registration until after the announcement of the delay in the electoral process, including part of the important recent legislative amendment process.

April, 2015

This paper discusses important considerations for
conducting an audit and provides some recent comparative examples from past
elections that help illuminate these key considerations. Rules and regulations
for polling, counting, and reviewing ballots should be sufficiently robust to
avoid needing an intensive audit. However, in developing and post-conflict
democracies in particular, it is important at the outset of an electoral
process for an EMB to conduct comprehensive scenario mapping and planning to

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