The International Foundation for Electoral Systems has named the three recipients of its 2010 IFES Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards: US House Representative David Obey, the former USAID Administrator M. Peter McPherson, and Lebanon’s Minister of Interior and Municipalities Ziad Baroud:
The awards, which recognize extraordinary efforts to advance electoral participation and democratic values, are given yearly to a Republican, a Democrat and a member of the international community to highlight the fact that democracy work transcends political parties and national borders.
Ziad Baroud, a longtime lawyer and prominent civil society activist who currently serves as Lebanon’s Minister of Interior and Municipalities, has dedicated his life to civil society and government service. Mr. Baroud is recognized worldwide for his significant contribution to enhancing the electoral process in his country.
The award ceremony will take place on September 28 in Washington DC. Congratulations to one of our favorite ministers!