ANFREL attends GNDEM meeting in Beirut held in April 2013

Setting the future course for Citizens' Election Observation: 1st Implementation meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles In pursuant of its commitment the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations, ANFREL-Foundation participated in the first implementation meeting of the Declaration, which was held in Beirut from

Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring Groups in Malaysia

Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring Groups in Malaysia [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Evaluation-Malaysia-Training-30-Jan-2013.pdf[/embed]   Election Observation Training for Civil Society organisations and Election Monitoring > Picture   authuser=0&feat=directlink"]

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. 

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

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

ANFREL joined NDI and UNEAD for the official public launch of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations (GNDEM)

  GENDEM was launched on 3rd – 5th April 2012 ANFREL was part of the drafting committee as invited by NDI and UNEAD since 2010.   Those organizations who participated at the UN building were OAS, UNEAD, OSCE/ODIHR, Carter Centre, LADE, EAD, SuGDE, APEM, MOE, Obscianske OKO, ISFED, TMG, COMFREL, NDI, WAEON.  

Bangkok Post: ANFREL Calls for Myanmar Sincerity

Myanmar's "political openness should be unconditional", the chief of an Asian election watchdog said on Thursday after she and two aides were deported from the country. Asian Networks for Free Elections (Anfrel) executive director Somsri Hananuntasuk said she was forced by the Myanmar authorities to leave the country on Tuesday night and

สดจากย่างกุ้ง วัฒนธรรมทางการเมืองพม่าเปลี่ยนไปจริงหรือ? (ชมโปสเตอร์หาเสียงThe lady)

ก่อนการเลือกตั้งในพม่า วันที่ 1 เมษายน 2555  การเลือกตั้งที่ทั่วโลก จับตามองว่า จะเป็นจุดเปลี่ยนครั้งใหญ่หรือแค่ละครสลับฉาก  "สมศรี หาญอนันทสุข" เครือข่ายเอเชียเพื่อการเลือกตั้งเสรี (มูลนิธิอันเฟรล)  เดินทางเข้าไปสังเกตการณ์บรรยากาศการเมืองก่อนการเลือกตั้ง     เธอส่งรายงานมายัง "มติชนออนไลน์" จากกรุงย่างกุ้ง มีบทพิสูจน์ระดับหนึ่งถึงการเปลี่ยนไปของบรรยากาศทางการเมืองพม่าก่อนการเลือกตั้งวันที่ 1 เมษายนนี้  นั่นก็คือการแก้ไขกฏหมายเปิดทางให้นาง อองซานซูจี หรือที่เรียกนามเธอทั่วๆไปกันในประเทศว่า “the lady” ลงแข่งขันเลือกตั้งโดยสมัครในนามพรรค สันนิบาต แห่งชาติเพื่อประชาธิปไตย (National League for Democracy) หรือ พรรค NLD ได้ทำให้ประเทศพม่ามีสีสรรค์ขึ้นบ้าง  แม้จะเป็นการเลือกตั้งซ่อมใน 10 เขต สำหรับที่นั่งที่หายไปเพราะสส. 48 คนได้ถูกแต่งตั้งไปอยู่ในตำแหน่งต่างๆของรัฐบาลก็ตาม มีการประเมินกันว่า แม้ว่า พรรค NLD จะไม่ได้หวังมากว่าจะได้ที่นั่งในเขตเมืองหลวงใหม่ Nay Pyi Daw แต่โดยรวมก็น่าจะได้ที่นั่ง 30 ที่นั่งขึ้นไป

The Race for No.1 has begun: Candidates for Governor in Aceh Pledge for Peaceful Elections & ANFREL Observes in Aceh

  On 14 March 2012, five pairs of gubernatorial candidates in the Aceh Elections made pledges for a non-violent electoral race in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.  The candidates also committed to respect people’s freedom to exercise their rights and to maintain order and peace as their top priority. The candidates also

Brief Timeline of Political Events in Burma

2012 January Government signs ceasefire with rebels of Karen ethnic group. Burmese presidential special peace envoy and Rail Transportation Minister Aung Min has offered two exile-based democratic groups to meet for political talks the first week of February, said group leaders. The Karen National Union (KNU) and Burmese government peace delegations signed

Asian Civic Group to Observe Taiwan Elections

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) A civic group comprising of members from Asian democracies is scheduled to visit Taiwan next week to observe the Jan. 14 legislative and presidential elections, the Taipei-based Civil Congress Watch (CCW) said Friday. A delegation of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization that has members

ANFREL Releases Chart on Political Rights and Civil Liberties in Asia

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) recently released a chart assigning a score for political rights and civil liberties to 30 countries in Asia. The chart can be viewed below.

Bangkok Post: ANFREL – Advance voting went well

While commending Sunday's advance voting as relatively well managed, the Asian Network for Free Election (Anfrel) has urged the Election Commission (EC) to place more emphasis on the quality of polling booth officials and called for transparent storage and counting of ballots and transporting of votes cast outside home provinces. The Anfrel

Turkish Weekly: Asian Election Monitors Decry Violence in Thai Campaign

An international organization is appealing for party leaders in Thailand to ask their supporters to end violence and stop obstructing the campaign processes of their opponents. The Asian Network for Free Elections, supported by private-sector groups in 11 countries, said Tuesday it has recorded several cases of threats and intimidation during the

Bangkok Post: Monitor Team to Keep Eye on Electioneering, Starting Today

The Asian Network for Free Elections will begin its monitoring of Thailand's general election Tuesday, with vote-buying and political violence among its top concerns. The poll watcher urged Thai citizens to report any unusual circumstances in their localities, while the media, the Election Commission of Thailand and political parties contesting the poll

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