ANFREL Press Statement – Aceh 2012

ANFREL Press Statement - Aceh 2012

For Immediate Release:
ANFREL Press Statement on Governor & Regent Elections in Aceh
BANDA ACEH, 11 April 2012 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to commend the
people of Aceh for turning out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right in what will hopefully be
another step towards a sustainable peace instituted by a government chosen by its people. ANFREL also
greatly appreciates the efforts of the electoral bodies of Aceh working in a difficult post-conflict environment
to manage and supervise the Governor & Regent Elections of 9 April. While the outcome remains unknown,
there are several current points worth discussing. Notwithstanding the serious challenges to this election,
ANFREL hopes that it can advance the cause of representative democracy with a government chosen through
peaceful, regularly occurring, free and fair elections.


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