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Democracy, Elections, and Reform in Cambodia

April 15th, 2014

  The Cambodian Committee for Free and Fair Elections (COMFREL) has since 2009 extended its obser- vations and analysis of the electoral process to the overall democratization process in Cambodia. The analytical reports on the state of democracy titled ‘Democracy, Election and Reform’ are annually pub- lished and disseminated to all interested stakeholders. COMFREL supports […]

Hope, Not Fear: Exemplary Courage Shown by the Voters of Afghanistan

April 9th, 2014

For Immediate Release: ANFREL Statement on Afghanistan’s 05 April 2014 Elections Hope, Not Fear: Exemplary Courage Shown by the People of Afghanistan KABUL, 08 APRIL 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation wishes to enthusiastically commend the people of Afghanistan for their participation in the 05th of April’s Presidential and Provincial Council […]

In Thailand, Re-Engagement with Elections is Crucial

February 3rd, 2014

BANGKOK, 03 February 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) commends today those that participated in Thailand’s 02nd February Election. Voters with diverse views, including those voting for parties as well as those exercising their right to “vote no” on the ballot, should be complimented for engaging in such a core part of […]

ANFREL Expresses Grave Concern About Violence & the Blocking of Polling Centers in Thailand

January 27th, 2014

BANGKOK, 27 January 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) views with grave concern all acts of violence and violations of human, civil, and political rights that took place on January 26th, Advanced Voting Day in Thailand. Regarding the shooting of protest leader Suthin Tharatin and the injuries that took place at several […]

ANFREL Calls for Opening Polling Stations: Thailand Needs a Free and Peaceful Advanced Voting Day

January 26th, 2014

BANGKOK, 26 January 2014, 10:00am – With over two million Thais eligible to vote on Sunday the 26th of January’s advanced voting day, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) calls on all groups to respect the sanctity of the vote and not take provocative actions at polling centers which disrupt and interrupt important voting […]


January 15th, 2014

The 2013 National and Provincial Assembly Elections in Pakistan Final Report  of the Joint International Election Observation Mission .Download Here of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Asian Network for Free Elections   You can view the file embedded in the page below:

Investigation and a Path to Electoral Reform and Fresh Elections Badly Needed in Cambodia

January 14th, 2014

BANGKOK, 13 JANUARY 2014 – ANFREL is deeply saddened by the loss of life brought by security forces recent crackdown on protesters in Cambodia. The tragic loss of life demands an impartial and thorough investigation designed to bring justice to the families of the deceased. The action against labor protesters on the 02nd & 03rd […]

An Open Letter from ANFREL to the Thai Newspaper Khaosod

January 8th, 2014

Below, find the letter ANFREL sent  on 7 January 2014 to Khaosod newspaper regarding its recent representation of ANFREL’s position on the political and electoral situation in Thailand: Download Here

ANFREL on Thailand’s Ongoing Protests and Disruptions to the 02 February Elections

December 24th, 2013

For Immediate Release: BANGKOK, 23 DECEMBER 2013 – The ANFREL Foundation wishes to express its ongoing concern about street protests in Bangkok, in particular, the recent attempt by protesters to forcibly block elections scheduled for 02 February 2014 as well as their call for an unelected and unrepresentative body to govern the country, a so-called […]

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