The International Young Democrat Union joins Juventude Democratas Brasil and our other member organizations in South America to condemn Venezuela’s government for its lack of consideration when it comes to respecting the limits of power and the values of democracy.
Some International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) members will have seen an invitation to a Board Meeting in Slovenia from 26th February 2015 to 1st March 2015. This invitation was signed “The IYDU Executive”. However, this invitation was distributed by individuals who are not the IYDU Board, are not affiliated with any IYDU Board activity, and are not recognised as the IYDU Board by the International Democrat Union (IDU).
This invitation is not legitimate and should be disregarded. Anyone who has registered for the event should cancel their registration and not attend.
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The IYDU is delighted to invite to our first event in 2015, which will be hosted by The Youth Association of SDA in Sarajevo.
The IYDU Study Trip to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held from 16th – 18th of January 2015. The topic of the Study trip is “European Integration”, a highly relevant topic for the whole region in general and Bosnia and Herzegovina especially.
The IYDU wishes all our friends and members a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Opposition candidate, Aécio Neves, was applauded by the crowd when he returned to Senate after being defeated in the presidential elections in Brazil.
In an election you can be defeated, but still get a political win. That is what happened with Brazil’s opposition a few days ago: we lost our presidential elections, but we had a significant political win.
Christian Holm (left) and Rasa Juknevičienė (right) were in Ukraine to observe the election on 26 October, 2014
Ukraine’s most decisive election took place last Sunday, and the peoples’ verdict was very clear: set course towards the West!
As the world’s political agenda has lately been shaken by the political and military crises in Ukraine, the Ukrainians voted in Sunday’s election overwhelmingly for socioeconomic reforms, further democratization and pro-Western foreign policies that political parties have promised.
Posters on the streets in Hong Kong. Photo by Zhenxu huang / CC BY
Letter by Vincent:
After the campaign ‘Occupy Central’ commenced, I hesitated if I should join. I am the breadwinner of my family and can take no risk. However, I made up my mind and went protest on streets because I do not want my daughters to live in a Hong Kong with less and less democracy.
Just over three weeks ago New Zealanders went to the polls to elect the 51st Parliament of New Zealand. The New Zealand National Party, led by Rt. Hon John Key, was overwhelmingly re-elected for a third-term in government.
After decades of political oppression and brutal dictatorship during the Soviet occupation, last weekend Latvians could practice their democratic rights in a free and fair election to Saeima, Parliament of Latvia.
The IYDU Election Monitoring Event will be held in Taipai, Taiwan from 22 to 25 November.
The exchange of experiences and best pratices within the IYDU is essential in improving how we campaign, and the IYDU is thankful to the KMT, who have offered to host us and to allow us to see how they campaign.