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Beyond Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary personal generosity and vision, what was also celebrated at his death was the clear evidence that the most divided societies can be brought together if there is leadership at home and support from the international community.
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National Democratic Institute has published the results of the survey of the ratings of political parties and leaders. According to the research, Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania and the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili are the most popular government leaders in Georgia with a 72 percent approval rating each, while 61 percent rate the Georgian Dream Coalition as the “party” closest to them.
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The President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, has promised to put in place a credible electoral body to ensure a free and fair presidential election in 2015.
A government statement issued on Monday in Abidjan quoted Ouattara as making the promise at a press conference in Yamoussoukro to mark the end of his state visit to the region.
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More than two years since former dictator Moammar Gadhafi was ousted, Libya is still trying to take control of one of his unfortunate legacies – the proliferation of armed militias set up to fight him.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.