On 27 January Hilda C Heine was elected as the eighth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by the Nitijela, the country's national parliament. She is the first woman to hold the post, which is an important demonstration of the empowerment of women and of their increased political participation in the Pacific.
Today's decision by the Federal Government of Somalia on a model for the electoral process in August this year is an essential step for the country. The comprehensive national consultations in the past months and the spirit of compromise demonstrate the commitment of the Somali Federal and regional leadership to put Somalia's interest first.
The pledge that women and minorities should play a significant role is important.
High Representative Federica Mogherini hosted Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vucic and Isa Mustafa and their delegations for a new round of talks in the framework of the High Level Dialogue for normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina
One of the youngest electorates in the world is about to make an important decision in Uganda’s 18 February 2016 General Elections, and the European Union was invited by the country’s authorities to establish an Election Observation Mission. The purpose of the mission is to assess the extent to which the election process complies with Uganda’s international and regional commitments, and national laws.