More than 15 African countries held national elections in 2015–including Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Tanzania–and a similar number is set to do so in 2016, notably the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Niger, and Zambia. Many of the 2015 elections provided citizens with a genuine opportunity to express their political preferences and determine the leadership of their countries.
As more African countries prepare for presidential polls in the new year, representatives of partner organizations will assess the 2015 elections and their impact on democratic governance on the continent, and discuss the outlook for upcoming elections in 2016.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the International Republican Institute (IRI) cordially invite you to a discussion on lessons from African elections in 2015 and projections for 2016.
What: Partnerships for Meaningful Elections in Africa: Lessons from 2015 and Projections for 2016
Who: Hosted by the National Democratic Institute, Africa: Partnerships for Meaningful Elections and International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Where: National Democratic Institute – 455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001; 8th floor Boardroom
When: Friday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. ET*