ANFREL IEOM to the 2020 Myanmar General Elections Interim Report

ANFREL wishes to congratulate the people of Myanmar, the Union Election Commission, and the hundreds of thousands of polling staff who made this electoral process a success despite difficult conditions. We further congratulate all election stakeholders, and in particular civil society organisations and the international community, for contributing to a vibrant election environment and conducting much-needed education, advocacy, and observation activities.

This interim report contains the IEOM’s preliminary assessment of all election-related activities up to Election Day (8 November 2020). ANFREL will issue a comprehensive Mission Report within two months after the elections, which will expand on the information contained in this interim report and include an assessment of the announcement of results, the post-election period, electoral dispute resolution, as well as a full set of recommendations to improve future electoral processes in Myanmar.

ANFREL’s International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to Myanmar’s 2020 general elections is comprised of 13 long-term observers (LTOs) deployed for 24 days, eight short-term observers (STOs) deployed for 8 days, three additional Election Day observers, a core team based in Yangon, and four electoral analysts, one in Yangon and the rest working remotely. ANFREL was able to deploy international election observers to 13 out of 14 states and regions in Myanmar.

ANFREL’s international election observation efforts follow a methodology based on international principles contained in documents such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Bangkok Declaration for Free and Fair Elections, and the Dili Indicators of Democratic Elections. ANFREL is a signatory of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation.


ANFREL Interim Report_IEOM to the 2020 Myanmar General Elections Interim report of IEOM (MM version)

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