Mexican Election Observation
The Director of CDEM, at the request of the President of the Federal Election Institute of Mexico (IFE), observed the elections in Mexico on July 2, 2006.
Read Dr. Pastor's op-ed (PDF) in the Los Angeles Times
The North American Perspective: Democratic Deficits at Home and Abroad
This conference was co-sponsored by the Center for North American Studies, Center for Democracy and Election Management, and the Council for a Community of Democracies to evaluate challenges to democracy in the three North American nations.
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Democracy and Elections in North America: What Can We Learn From Our Neighbors?
The conference was convened to analyze the state of democracy of these three countries, extract lessons concerning best (and worst) practices, and recommend measures that could be taken to improve democracy in each.