WASHINGTON—The National Democratic Institute (NDI) announced today six new members of its Board of Directors.
The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) announced today six new members of its Board of Directors.
They were labeled as “foreign agents,” evicted from their offices and faced punitive fines and enduring threats. Still, 2,000 volunteers from Golos — Russia’s pre-eminent nonpartisan election watchdog group — deployed in Moscow, along with thousands of others in 22 of Russia’s 83 regions, to monitor September 8 local elections.
During a presentation last month in Washington, Lilia Shibanova, executive director of Golos, described how the organization survived in the face of intense Russian government pressure.
On November 21, 1995, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the Bosnian War and established a new constitution designed to prevent further conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Though the constitution has successfully maintained peace in the country, it’s prioritization of stability over democracy has become “a main source of the country's substantial democratic and functional problems.”
Since gaining independence in 1947, Pakistan “has struggled to establish a fully functioning democracy” with successive military dictatorships hindering democratization efforts. But the country is now in an “era of political reconciliation and democratic consolidation,” according to Sheila Fruman, former NDI senior resident country director for Pakistan.
One year after the election of Libya’s General National Congress (GNC), citizens there are expressing increasing frustration about the country’s persistent insecurity and want leaders to address that issue, according to a new public opinion study conducted by NDI. The study reveals a widespread belief that a proliferation of weapons, lack of security, partisanship and corruption are holding back Libya’s political transition.