All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned countless lives upside down, disrupted hundreds of elections, and challenged our status quo of what we typically expect democracies to deliver.
In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we’ll first head to Africa’s 2nd most populous country to hear how elections transpired in the midst of the Covid crisis this spring, and what might lie ahead for Ethiopia this fall when they plan to complete the voting process.
Then we’ll check in on the situation in the Balkans. Learn what citizens there had to say about safely venturing out to cast their votes.
And finally, we’ll sit down with the head of the Task Force for Global Health to get a 360-degree look at what has to happen for the Covid-19 global pandemic to end.
Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.
Special thanks to:
Dr. David Ross, ScD, President & CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
Nermin Nisic, International Foundation for Electoral Systems Country Director for Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia
Aubrey McCutcheon, National Democratic Institute Country Director for Ethiopia
Lauren Oing, International Republican Institute Country Director for Ethiopia