IDU Executive Cleveland, Ohio & Republican Party Convention 2016

21 July 2016

The 2016 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio July 18-21, 2016. The International Democratic Union (IDU) sent a delegation including representatives of the Federal Liberal Party and National Party of Australia (see Documents International Visitors Program Participation List). The Federal Liberal Party is the member party from Australia. The IDU delegation participated in The International Visitors Program (see Documents for the RNC International Visitors Program) before convening for an Executive Meeting of the IDU following the RNC Convention (see Documents for IDU Agenda and Participation List of IDU Delegates. The meeting was Chaired by the Deputy Chairman the Right Honourable Tony Clement MP (former Treasurer, Canada in the Harper Government) in the absence of the Chairman the Right Honourable John Key MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Left to right Rahhal El Makkaoui (Morocco-Istiqial Party International Secretary), Hamid Chabat (Morocco-Istiqlal Party General Secretary), Alfredo Ceasar (Nicaragua- Partido Conservador; Party President), Tord Bergesen (Norway-Conservative Party Hoyre; International Secretary), Daniel Bjatmann-Simonsen (Norway-Conservative Party Hoyre; County Councillor), Leonid Gozman (Russia - Union of Right Force SPS; Party President), former Prime Minister of Slovenia and Party President the Honourable Janez Jansa (Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2004 to 2008 and again from 2012 to 2013. He has led the Slovenian Democratic Party since 1993), Peter Suhel (Slovenia - SDS, International Secretary), Mahinda Haradasa (Sri Lanka), Eva Gustavson (Sweden - Moderate Party; Head of the Moderate Party International Office, IDU Auditor),the Hon Tobias Billstrom MP (Sweden - Moderate Party; Member of Parliament, First Deputy Speaker), Hryhoriy Nemyria (Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, and the Deputy Head of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland") and Colin Bloom (Director of Outreach, British Conservatives). Democracy building and reform through the Australian Political Parties for Democracy Program administered and audited by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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