Demo Finland

Political Parties of Finland for Democracy

Demo Finland is a co-operative organisation of all the eight Finnish parliamentary parties. It seeks to enhance democracy by facilitating  collaborative projects between Finnish political parties and political movements in new and developing democracies.

Demo Finland is not ideologically, religiously or politically tied to any particular movement.

News

A delegation of young Finnish parliamentarians and parliamentary assistants participated in a joint dialogue with young Sri Lankan politicians on 14th to 16th October. The joint dialogue was organized by Demo Finland and its local partner organization One-Text Initiative as part of their long-standing support for the co-operation of Sri Lankan political youth.

On Thursday 6th October, Demo organized a seminar about Myanmar in the Finnish Parliament as Demo had an honored guest from Myanmar, Senior Programme Officer at Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP), Mr Nay Myo Aung.

Has the positive trend of democratic development faded away? What is the role of Finland in supporting democracy in the ongoing decade? These questions were on air in the seminar organized by Demo Finland and the Parliament of Finland on the International Democracy Day, 15/9/2016.

Zambians voted for a new president, parliamentarians, mayors and local councillors in August. Additionally, a fifth vote was cast in a constitutional referendum. The public attention has focused on the presidential election, since the opposition would not accept the result stating that the results were tampered. However, some positive signs were recorded as well.

Year 2016 is an important landmark in Zambian politics. General elections will be held on the 11th of August, and the citizens vote for president, parliamentarians, local councilors, municipal mayors and even in a referendum. The elections are a new opportunity for Zambian women, who are currently remarkably few in Zambian local politics.

Tunisia has been on the path towards democracy ever since the Jasmine revolution in 2011. Last autumn, the democratization process gained world-wide recognition, when the national dialogue quartet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Several participants of the national dialogue process have also taken part in the activities of the Tunisian School of Politics, a programme run by Demo Finland, NIMD and CEMI.

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