COVID-19 and Democracy

COVID-19 and Democracy

Elections during COVID-19: Considerations on how to proceed with caution

With more than 70 national elections scheduled for the rest of year worldwide, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting into question whether some of these elections will happen on time or at all.  


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COVID-19 and Democracy

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is changing how we lead our lives and how political leaders are making decisions at the local, national and global level. What does this mean for immediate decisions on elections and how does it shape the adjustments made around governance and emergency powers? 

International IDEA provides our analysis and commentary on COVID-19 and Democracy, and information on how our democratic rights are affected during health crises and other large-scale and life-threatening emergencies.

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Luis José Consuegra
Programme Officer
Luis José Consuegra is the Programme Officer for Relationship Development, Prospection and Inter-Regional Dialogue at the Department of External Relations and Governance Support (ERGS,) since 2015.