Countering Central America’s polarization and democratic backsliding


The European Union (EU) will probably refuse to acknowledge the result of the Nicaraguan elections on November 7, according to a source.

“We have a clear idea of ​​what is going to happen. Basically, the opposition will not be allowed to participate in the elections and it is clear that everything is being prepared for a vote that will be neither free nor democratic.”

Central America is beset by political polarization and democratic backsliding, according to a recent analysis.

In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) heads to Central America to navigate the nations of the Northern Triangle – Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador – and investigate an alarming number of headlines about unstable democracy. 

In Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the National Democratic Institute‘s civil society partners are engaging politicians to push their governments and mobilize the citizenry to support the selection processes of honest judges and prosecutors. (see below).

On October 20, the National Endowment for Democracy’s 2021 Award will highlight the work of four organizations dedicated to advancing democracy, accountability, and transparency in Central America. RSVP



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