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The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity was founded in 1993. We are a platform for co-operation between social democratic parties and political foundations and aim to contribute to the development of (social-) democracy in Eastern & South Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Within the European Forum 12 political foundations and 20 parties are active.

Country Updates, the current state of democracy in the following countries:

Latest Country Updates

Latest update: Thu 23 Apr 2015

Syrian Arab Republic

Thu 23 Apr 2015 Since mid-March, massive protests and demonstrations have broke out in Syria. Read the country update for the latest developments. Read full update

Armenia

Mon 13 Apr 2015 In contrast to the presidential elections in 2008, which were followed by violent protests and clashes between the opposition and the law enforcement that left 10 people dead, the presidential elections of 2013 were peaceful and calm in nature. With the main perceived opposition challengers not participated, they were marked by a general apathy and a relatively easy victory for incumbent president Serzh Sarkisian.
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Syrian Arab RepublicSyrian Arab Republic

Thu 23 Apr 2015 Since mid-March, massive protests and demonstrations have broke out in Syria. Read the country update for the latest developments. Read full update

ArmeniaArmenia

Mon 13 Apr 2015 In contrast to the presidential elections in 2008, which were followed by violent protests and clashes between the opposition and the law enforcement that left 10 people dead, the presidential elections of 2013 were peaceful and calm in nature. With the main perceived opposition challengers not participated, they were marked by a general apathy and a relatively easy victory for incumbent... Read full update

UkraineUkraine

Wed 25 Mar 2015 Ukraine has a parliamentary presidential system, which means that the country elects on national level a head of state, the president, and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term directly by the people. The president needs a majority of the votes in the first round to be elected. Otherwise a second round is held, in which only the two candidates with the highest amount of... Read full update

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