Élection et risques d’instabilité en Afrique
Supporting Legitimate Electoral Processes
Title in English : Elections and risks of instability in Africa
Release Date: May 2014
Geographical areas : Africa
The IRG, in partnership with Sciences Po Bordeaux, presented to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development the study “Elections and risks of instability in Africa”. This study highlights (i) the need for an inclusive political power-sharing agreement; (ii) the importance of multi-stakeholderism to strengthen the legitimacy of elections and reduce the risk of tensions; (iii) that elections must be part of a broader perspective of democratic governance and ongoing responsibility of public action (beyond the electoral temporality).
Roundtable: Making Elections More Legitimate in Africa
On the 25th of March 2014, IRG co-organised the roundtable « Making Elections More Legitimate in Africa » in Johannesburg, in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the support of the French Embassy in South Africa.
This workshop gathered researchers and practitioners of electoral processes. It focused on the relationship between elections, instability and legitimacy in Africa. It also dealt with the role of external actors, particularly at the African Union level.
On this occasion, IRG presented the results of the study « Elections and risk of instability in Africa: supporting legitimate electoral processes ».
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