Documents on Democracy

Issue Date October 2007
Volume 18
Issue 4
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  • Excerpts from the communique summarizing the positions adopted at a postelection Nigerian civil society summit held in April to discuss dissatisfaction with the recent presidential and parliamentary elections.
  • Excerpts from a report from Abuja by IFES Africa Deputy Director Nathan Van Dusen explaining why the Nigerian election results were received without mass protests, despite calls to action.
  • Excerpts from an open letter issued by more than forty prominent Chinese defenders of human rights on August 7 calling for specific reforms in China before the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games.