Elections Events

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Peru under Humala: Perspectives for Change?

October 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
In October, two months after Ollanta Humala took office as president of Peru, a panel of experts will join us to examine policy initiatives emanating from the new administration in the light of long-standing issues and challenges.
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
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Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
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Mexico's Presidential Elections: Implications for the U.S. Relationship with its Neighbor Next Door

June 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Once every twelve years, presidential elections in Mexico and the United States fall in the same year. Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee and Senior Associate Eric L. Olson examined the current political landscape in Mexico and the implications for the 2012 presidential elections in both countries.
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Peru's Elections: A Report From the Field

April 22, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The first round of Peru's highly contested presidential election on April 10, 2011 has lead to a run-off between Ollanata Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Three distinguished guests discuss the meaning of the first round results.
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The Role of Minority Parties in Congress

November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Former Congressman Robert Walker (R-Pa.), who, as a backbench Member, helped Newt Gingrich engineer the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, told a Wilson Center Congress Project seminar audience Nov. 15 that "the chief job of the minority party is to become the majority."
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Offsite Event: Democratic Setbacks in Nicaragua: A Conversation with Carlos Fernando Chamorro

October 25, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Founder and Editor of Confidencial, discusses Nicaragua's state affairs and eroding democracy following Nicaragua's Supreme Court decision to allow President Daniel Ortega to run for consecutive re-election.

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
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Outcomes of the October 3 Presidential and General Elections in Brazil

October 04, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Riordan Roett, Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Christopher Garman, Director, Eurasia Group; Clifford Young, Executive Director, IPSOS Public Affairs Brazil; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Is political patronage the dark underbelly of American politics, whose practitioners are fortunate to keep one step ahead of the sheriff? Or is it an essential ingredient of effective governance, rewarding and cementing loyalty while greasing the gears of government? The authors of a newly-released book discussed how political patronage is alive and well in the 21st century, though changed. It now includes the privatization of services, earmarks, and the expansion of hybrid agencies, with highly paid salaries for top executives.
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Media Briefing on the Presidential Election in Brazil

September 22, 2010 // 11:15am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

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