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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.

Associated Press | Link to story  » An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said Monday that while elections next April in Afghanistan are unlikely to be perfect, they should be better than previous polls marred by widespread fraud.
The Kabul Times | Link to story  » President Hamid Karzai met with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute at the Presidential Palace the other day during which they discussed the status of the coming presidential election.
StarAfrica | Link to story  » Une mission internationale de l’Institut National Démocratique (NDI) est attendue à partir de dimanche en Côte d’Ivoire à l’invitation du Gouvernement Ivoirien, pour évaluer les préparatifs de l’élection présidentielle de 2015.
AllAfrica | Link to story  » Civil society organisations in Egypt and Tunisia are investigating quicker, more effective ways of monitoring elections using text messaging (SMS). Tunisia is expecting an election in six months, and the Egyptian government has promised to hold a presidential election "very soon". Link to story »
Libya Herald | Link to story  » A public opinion survey financed by the Danish Foreign Ministry and conducted by the American National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Danish JMW Consulting makes some revealing insights into the views of Libyans on security, democracy, militias, Islam, political parties, women etc.
Jordan News Agency | Link to story  » Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Atef Tarawneh received on Sunday a delegation of the U.S. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), that called on to congratulate him on his election to the august office.
Deutsche Welle | Link to story  » It’s an important step towards a fresh start: Malians go to the polls in late November to elect a new parliament. The election campaign has just begun in the crisis-hit West African country, and expectations are high. "Many are convinced that the elections mean a return to calm and democracy," said Badié Hima, who works for the US organization the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Mali's capital Bamako.
RFE/RL | Link to story  » Outgoing Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has proposed as his successor the youngest member of the current cabinet, 31-year-old Interior Minister Irakli Garibashvili, describing him as "very practical," "very honest," and "a good manager." Garibashvili for his part has affirmed his commitment to Ivansivhili's aims and principles and vowed to work "for the development of the country."
TechPresident | Link to story  » Privacy, surveillance and the closing of political space for openness and transparency activists in many countries was the hot issue at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in London that was left largely unaddressed by the OGP member countries present.