While elections and democratic transitions are significant to a country’s advancement, some events have the potential to make not only a regional impact, but a global impact as well, notes IFES, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems:
Iran’s June 14 presidential election will be the first presidential poll since the disputed 2009 election (above) in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad secured a second term. With the reformist Green Movement’s leadership under house arrest, it is expected that reformists will be unable to field a viable candidate. Attention will be fixed on the ability of the opposition to demonstrate the degree of public support that it did in 2009.
IFES’s photo gallery highlights electoral processes and transitions to watch in 2013.