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[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.
Summary A three-day workshop on Parliament monitoring using very useful tools like Right To Information (RTI), which has become an Act now and other monitoring mechanisms was held in New Delhi between Dec 3 to Dec 4 and on Dec 6, 2012 for Civil Society workers, legal professionals and writers from Burma.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
By Bidhayak Das: From a democracy activist to a parliamentarian, the journey for Aung San Suu Kyi has been long and arduous. She has had to spend the last two decades of her life under house arrest in her struggle to bring human rights, democracy and justice to the people of Myanmar.
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.
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Myanmar Election Observation Encouraging But Inadequate BANGKOK, 22 March 2012 – The Bangkok-based Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today noted that while it is a step in the right direction, Myanmar’s decision to allow international observers comes too late, and with too many restrictions. Media reports
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
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
The somewhat changed situation in Myanmar where there is more space to talk about political developments and read about activities of all other political parties in the newspapers is perhaps a reflection of what’s in store for the country’s future. But to do that there is an absolute need to make use
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
The Open Forum for Democracy Foundation (PollWatch), The People Network for Elections in Thailand (P-Net), and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today called for a restructuring of the electoral system in Thailand in an endeavour to more fully realize the democratic rights of Thai voters. After a 3-day seminar of
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging all parties in Thailand's Sunday election to act in a credible and fair manner and to “accept and respect the will of the people as expressed at the ballot box.” In a statement issued in New York Wednesday, Mr. Ban said he is following the
Sixty representatives of the Asian Network for Free Elections from 24 nations have begun travelling to the provinces to monitor Sunday's election. They will assess political developments and keep an eye on electioneering, especially in fiercely contested areas, said Anfrel chairman Damaso Magbual yesterday.
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
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
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) will deploy its staff to observe the upcoming general election in Thailand in the hope that the election will normalize Thai politics and reinforce democracy.
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
VOTE-BUYING is a concern in Thailand's upcoming national election, an international monitoring group that will be observing the polls said on Monday. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is deploying about 60 observers nationwide for the July 3 vote, the first since Thailand's deadliest political unrest in decades last year.
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) announced Monday it would dispatch 60 volunteers from 24 countries to 77 provinces monitor the situation ahead of the July 3 election. ANFREL director Somsri Harnananthasuk told a press conference that the first group of ANFREL observers would go out to provinces on Tuesday. Later