The demands of the latest demonstrations at Tahrir square have not been meet this first day of election in post-revolution Egypt. Many of the newly created liberal parties threatened to pull out of the election because of the hard handed treatment of the demonstrators.
“The moment a peaceful demonstration was attacked, I had to go and support their right to speak,” Mary Shenouda from the Egyptian Social Democratic Party says. She participated in the delegation to the Danish elections in September. DIPD visited her in Cairo.
In early November, the project “Communication and Youth Participation in Politics“ was launched in Nairobi. The project is implemented in a co-operation between the Centre for Multiparty Democracy – Kenya (CMD-Kenya) and the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP/Venstre) and aims at enhancing the capacity of political parties in Kenya, across the political spectrum.
Since 1907 this small shangrila-like country high in the Himalayas has been governed by a king. This is changing now. In 1998 the 4th King started a process, which in 2008 resulted in the adoption of a new constitution and the first election ever involving political parties. The DIPD Director has visited the country to […]
“Human Rights are inherent to the dignity of the individual –and indivisible”. This was the message from the new Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, as he Friday 28 October wrapped up the first day of the two-day conference “Youth for Democracy” hosted by Humanity in Action, Denmark and the Danish Senior Fellows […]
As Egypt approaches its first democratic parliamentary election in November, support to the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Freedom and Justice Party appears to be increasing. This is the result of a recent survey by Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.
Ulla Gade Bisgaard has joined the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy as Administrator. She will be in charge of the administration of grants and ensure good governance of the interventions to support the new multi-party democracy projects led by Danish political parties, NGOs and think tanks in close cooperation with political sister parties, NGOs […]
Following the Danish Parliamentary election 15 September 2011, a new Danish Minister for Development Cooperation has been appointed. With several years of experience within the field of development assistance, Christian Friis Bach is an experienced and well-known figure in both the Danish and international development community. After 10 years with a Liberal-Conservative government, tables have turned […]
Hanne Lund Madsen has recently been appointed as the Senior Adviser at the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy, DIPD. Her main responsibility will be to provide advice and guidance to the Danish political parties regarding interventions to support multi-party democracy and to further the capacity, accountability and responsiveness of political parties. A central task […]
Observing local campaigns, inspecting the empty ballot boxes and opening a polling centre, the seven Egyptian politicians and four representatives of civil society are getting to know the Danish democracy first hand. Egyptian liberal politician Jaylan Khaled Abdelhamid Auf from the new party Masr El Horria Party has teamed up with Danish MP Eva Kjer […]