The March 2015 presidential elections in Nigeria were historic. For the first time since independence, power was transferred peacefully between political parties. The peacefulness of the election defied the predictions of many international and domestic actors who believed that Nigeria was teetering on the edge of disaster and instability. There was widespread concern that the election would lead to violence, as had occurred after the 2011...
30 Years of PVT: Nigeria 2015 - TMG Preserves Confidence & Peace
30 Years of PVT: Bulgaria 1990 - BAFECR Provides Credibility & Stability
On June 10 and 17, 1990, Bulgarians elected a 400-member Grand National Assembly in the country's first openly contested, multi-party elections since 1931. The 1990 parliamentary elections would also be the first to use a new electoral system, with half of the seats in the Assembly apportioned through single-member districts and the other half through proportional representation. Following the election, the Assembly would be tasked with...
MOE: Celebrating a Decade of Service to Democracy
In March, Misión de Observación Electoral (MOE) celebrates 10 years of success in the field of election observation and advocacy. Since MOE led Colombia’s first civil society effort to monitor national elections on March 12, 2006 with 776 accredited observers, the organization has grown to include 35 regional offices and more...