The MEPI political pillar seeks to develop institutions and processes that are essential to active citizenries and accountable, representative government. Programs bring non-government organizations, governments, and citizens together to push the boundaries of change with programs tailored to the specific needs of each country. Within the political pillar, MEPI is concentrating in the following four goal areas:
- Elections and Political Processes: Strengthen democratic practices, electoral systems, including political parties and parliamentarians.
- Civil Society and Reform Advocacy: Support an expanded public space where democratic voices can be heard in the political process.
- Media: Strengthen the role of free and independent media in society.
- Rule of Law: Promote the rule of law and accountable, effective government and judicial institutions.
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The political pillar allocated $10 million in 2002; $25 million in 2003; $20 million in 2004; $22 million in 2005; and $43 million in 2006.