Election observation in Indonesia

2019-05-17T11:52:18+00:00April 30th, 2019|Democracy Matters, Elections|

Former Conservative MP, Rt Hon Sir Simon Burns, reports back on his time in Indonesia observing the world's third largest democracy in action.  Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world with an electorate of about 193 million voters. The election on 17 April was unique because for the first time the country's [...]

Promoting peaceful and inclusive elections in Nigeria

2019-04-24T13:44:00+00:00February 28th, 2019|Elections|

2019 is a memorable year for Nigerians as it marks 20 years since the end of military rule. And the sixth general election – which took place on 23 February - is an opportunity to consolidate democratic governance in the country.  In the run up to the election, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, in partnership with [...]

Representing reality? The cost of politics and the impact on diversity in Ghana

2018-08-06T11:07:53+00:00March 28th, 2018|Elections, Elections, Research, Space and Access|

Is there a correlation between the high costs involved with running for political office in Ghana and the lack of youth and women represented in politics? Westminster Foundation for Democracy's new research report, launched in Accra early March, in partnership with the Centre for Democratic Development (Ghana), explores the impact the 59% increase in average [...]