National Election Observation Committee(NEOC, Nepal) Holds Dialogue On the “Constitutional Deadlock & Pursuit for a Fresh Poll” in Nepal

NEOC holds a much needed dialogue on the constitutional deadlock facing Nepal, 3rd February (See more pictures below)Download the Press Statement from the Dialogue here or read it embedded below: NEOC Press Release For more info on Nepal, visit NEOC's website at http://neocelection.org   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/NEOC-Press-Communique.pdf[/embed]    

An Update From Papua as ANFREL Executive Director Witnesses Papua 2013 Local Election

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Uniformed Polling Station Security Stands Ready Outside the Polling Station[/caption] Indonesia finally conducted the Papuan gubernatorial election on 29 January 2013 after years of postponement due to legal obstacles and conflicts. A total of 2,705,775 registered voters across 29 regencies were eligible to vote at the 6,961 polling stations in the province. 

ASIAN ELECTORAL STAKEHOLDER FORUM RELEASES THE BANGKOK DECLARATION ON FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS

Asian electoral management bodies and civil society organizations concluded their discussion of the Bangkok Declaration on Free and Fair Elections at the end of their first-ever gathering to promote democratic, transparent elections on the world's most populous continent.   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ANFREL-news-release-11-Dec-2012_Final.pdf[/embed]   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ANFREL-news-release-11-Dec-2012_Thai.pdf[/embed]

Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan(FEFA) Parliamentary Monitoring Year-to-Date Cumulative Report

This publication is meant to capture and simply summarize the work of Wolesi Jirga over the first eight months of 2012 in such a way that it informs the citizens, civil society representatives, experts but even the MPs and the administration of Wolesi Jirga. This high institution is a complex mechanism for

ANFREL Explores Opportunities in India

Professor Sanjoy Hazarika, a well-known Indian Novelist and Journalist working from the Center for NE-Studies at Jamia Milia Islamia University (New Delhi) with ANFREL Foundation Executive Director Ichal Supriadi, Coordinator Bidhayak Das and Achan Mungleng, an Independent Researcher and former ANFREL observer. The purpose of the meeting with Professor Hazarika was to do

Odhikar, ANFREL member in Bangladesh, on their 18 Year Anniversary

On 10th October 2012 Odhikar marks its 18th anniversary. The day also happens to be the International Day against the Death Penalty1. As a human rights organisation Odhikar has been campaigning for justice and fair trial; and against the death penalty since its inception. Download Report Here as PDF: ANFREL Member Odhikar's 18

ANFREL member FEMA’s Interim Statement on By-Elections in Gazipur

The Gazipur - 4 by-elections were fundamentally flawed but peaceful and well administered. It is flawed as the election did not fully comply with international standards for democratic elections as well as the national election laws. Download Report as PDF here: FEFA Monitoring Report August 2012 [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FEMA-RELEASE-4-GAZIPUR-4-STATEMENT-2012.pdf[/embed]

Special Coverage: Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste

Special Coverage Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste[1] The recent parliamentary elections in the Republic Democratic of Timor Leste which were held on 7 July 2012 highlighted outstanding result on the number of women elected in the national parliament. 24 women are

Wolesi Jirga Monitoring Report by FEFA, ANFREL member in Afghanistan

Monitoring of the work of the Parliament for the purpose of informing citizens and promoting cooperation between the parliament and civil society is an effort that FEFA believes contributes to the development of the political system of Afghanistan and strengthens the highest representative institution of the country, the Parliament. Download Report as

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Election Day Report: Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012

PAFFREL Election Day Report Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012 The elections to provincial councils in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa took place on Saturday, September 8, 2012. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) election observers observed the polls with close to 85 percent coverage with both mobile and

New Executive Director of ANFREL 2012

          ANFREL transferred the Executive Director Position (ED) from Somsri Hananuntasuk to Ichal Supriadi on 30 August 2012 through a simple ceremony held at ANFREL’s office that was led by Sakool Zuesongdham acting on behalf of the Chair and Board members. Ichal would like to offer his thanks

ATTACHMENT TO THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA ON LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS (Unofficial Translation of Indonesian Electoral Law by IFES)

IFES Indonesia Unofficial Translation of Attachment to Law on Legislative Elections(v1_2012-06-14) ATTACHMENT TO THE LAW OF REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 8 YEAR 2012 ON GENERAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES COUNCIL, AND REGIONAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LIST OF ELECTORAL DISTRICT MEMBER OF DPR RI No PROVINCE

LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA ON LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS (Unofficial Translation of Indonesian Electoral Law by IFES)

IFES Indonesia Unofficial Translation of Law 8:2012 on Legislative Elections (v1_2012-06-14) LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 8 YEAR 2012 ON GENERAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL, AND REGIONAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Considers : WITH THE BLESSING OF THE ONE AND ONLY GOD THE

National Endowment for Democracy’s Call for Applications: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships

Call for Applications: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships Washington, D.C. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, DC–based National Endowment for Democracy invites applications for fellowships in 2013–2014. This federally funded program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote

ANFREL coordinators in Kuala Lumpur to Meet with Election Commission

Two of ANFREL’s coordinators recently met with the Secretary of the Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Malaysia, the Malaysian Election Commission, Datuk Kamaruddin bin Mohamed Baria. The two ANFREL representatives were in Kuala Lumpur to meet members of the election commission and other election stakeholders.  At the meeting with the SPR, ANFREL discussed

ANFREL ANNUAL REPORT 2011

          ANFREL ANNUAL REPORT 2011   Asian  election  observation  has become   more  well  known in  election circles over the course of the last few years. Yet manuals  and handbooks  on  election observation too often fail to mention a key factor in the importance of election observation, particularly

Timor-Leste Goes to the Polls

July 7th, 2012 Timor-Leste Election Primer • Parliamentary Elections in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste are scheduled for Saturday the 7th of July. The election will determine the country’s members of parliament and, as a result, will eventually determine the country’s next Prime Minister. The Secretariado Technico Administrasaun be Elesaun (STAE) has

More, Not Less: A Call for Greater Election Observation in Malaysia

ANFREL Statement on Observer Accreditation in Malaysia For Immediate Release More, Not Less: A Call for Greater Election Observation in Malaysia BANGKOK, 28 June 2012 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to acknowledge the Election Commission of Malaysia’s (SPR) recent accreditation of several organisations to observe the upcoming elections. Official

ANFREL Member COMFREL’s Press Statement, Final Assessment and Findings from the 2012 Commune Council Elections

Press Statement On Final Assessment and Findings of 2012 Commune Council Elections Phnom Penh: June 20, 2012 Press Statement On Final Assessment and Findings of 2012 Commune Council Elections The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) deployed 5,852 election observers including members and staff of national and international NGOs

ANFREL Member NICFEC of Cambodia issues Statement on Election Environment for Cambodian Commune Elections

STATEMENT ON ELECTION ENVIRONMENT FOR THE 3rd MANDATE COMMUNE/SANGKAT ELECTION Phnom Penh, June 4, 2012 On June 3, 2012, Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFEC) deployed 2,000 observers, including people with disabilities, in twenty-one (21) provinces/municipalities to monitor the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Election process in order

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