Myanmar 2015 General & Local Elections Mission Report

ANFREL EOM 2015 Report General & Local Elections Myanmar 2015 Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Election Observation Mission Report The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) was established in 1997, as Asia’s first regional network of civil society organizations focused on elections and election monitoring. It strives to promote and support democratization at national

Myanmar 2015 General Election Assessment Mission Analysis

Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) From the 1stto the 12thof September, ANFREL carried outa two-personexploratory mission to assess the pre-election period in Myanmar before the November 8th General and Local Elections.The team had meetings and conducted interviews with a wide variety of Election Stakeholders throughout the course of their visit. In

ANFREL Concerned about Prosecution of Human Rights Defenders and Electoral Reformers in Malaysia

His Excellency Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaysia Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia   Re: Statement on the continuing persecution and attempt to silence Adam Adli Your

ANFREL Press Statement & Interim Report on the 2015 Myanmar General Elections 

A Significant Step for Myanmar’s Democracy that Deserves Continued Vigilance    Yangon – The Asian Network for Free Elections(ANFREL) wishes to enthusiastically congratulate the people of Myanmar on their holding of General and Local Elections on November 8, 2015. Voters turned out in large numbers to peacefully exercise their democratic right to choose

ANFREL Deploys Short-Term Observers in Myanmar Hoping to See a Transparent and Fair Final Week before Polling

As part of its nationwide Election Observation Mission in the country, the Asian Network for Free Elections(ANFREL) is deploying 27 Short Term Observers(STOs) on November 3rd to observe the final week of the pre-election period and the country’s November 08 Election Day. The STOs will join ANFREL’s 20 Long Term Observers that

Borderless Democracy: Election for Tibetans in Exile Inspires and Offers Lessons for the Future

DHARAMSALA, 20 October – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wish to congratulate the Tibetan Community in Exile for turning out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right to select their leaders in a peaceful

ANFREL Observing Historic Elections in Myanmar in Support of the Country’s Democratisation

    [caption id="attachment_3904" align="alignleft" width="513"] ANFREL Long-Term Observers and Support Team at the conclusion of the LTO briefing held in Yangon, Myanmar on October 10th & 11th, 2015[/caption] Yangon, 12 October – The Asian Network for Free Elections(ANFREL) deployed 20 Long Term Observers on October 12th to begin observing the pre-election

Nepal’s New Constitution-2015

CONSTITUTION OF NEPAL 2015 Constituent Assembly Secretariat Singha Durbar   We, the people of Nepal, in exercise of the sovereign powers inherent in us, Embracing the sovereign right of the people and the right to autonomy and self-rule, by maintaining Nepal’s independence, sovereignty, geographical integrity, national unity, freedom and dignity, Remembering the

PRESS STATEMENT: ANFREL Notes Continued Improvement of Sri Lanka’s Electoral System

SRI LANKA’S ELECTION SYSTEM SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT COLOMBO, 19 August – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today expresses its enthusiastic congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka for their role in the country’s 17 August Parliamentary Elections. ANFREL’s sixteen observers were drawn from its network of Asian Citizen Election Observation

ANFREL Returns to Sri Lanka in Support of the August 17th Parliamentary Elections

COLOMBO, 07 August –  On August 6th, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) deployed a team of election observers from countries across Asia and beyond to observe the August 17th Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka. This is ANFREL’s 7th Election Observation Mission to Sri Lanka. ANFREL’s mission in Sri Lanka is

Urgent Appeal: The arrest and detention of 14 members of the New Democracy Movement and intimidation against independence of attorney, 24 – 27 June 2015

The New Democracy Movement (NDM) The group is formed by students from the North, Central Plain, Northeast, and South plus more than 20 community-based organizations on 8 June 2015 at the Democracy Monument in Khon Kaen. Their fundamental five principles include; 1. A democratic principle that helps to ensure equal rights and

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report of May 2015

Odhikar's Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report May 1 – 31, 2015 Political violence Human rights violations on the high seas Extrajudicial killings Freedom of the media Freedom of expression Human rights violation by BSF along the border The religious minority community Public lynching Violence against women   Odhikar believes that ‘democracy’ is

Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Come Together as Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum Kicks Off in Dili, Timor-Leste

17 March 2015, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE– The historic second meeting of the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AES Forum) will take place in Dili, Timor-Leste on 18 & 19 March 2015. It brings together more than 120 representatives of Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Organizations from across Asia and the Community of Portuguese

Early Polls Called in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka plans to hold a snap presidential election on 8th January next year, speculation grows about President Mahinda Rajapaksa's quest for an unprecedented 3rd term after the defection of several key ministers as well as the announcement that the General Secretary of his party, Maithripala Sirisena, would be the "common

ANFREL’s Summary & Findings from the Presidential Runoff Ballot Audit in Afghanistan 2014

The Asian Network for Free Elections has released its report of the observation of the audit of all ballots from the 2014 Afghan Presidential Election Runoff. Below, ANFREL's report details our quantified findings from observing the audit in the Independent Elections Commission's hangars from July to September. The 2014 Audit Observation Mission

20 years of Struggle: Odhikar Continues to Fight For Human Rights

Today, 10 October 2014, is the 20th anniversary of Odhikar. Odhikar was established by a group of young people who strongly believed in democracy, human rights and rule of law; who protested and fought against the autocratic regime of Lieutenant General Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Ershad was toppled by a mass movement in December 1990, mainly

Election & Audit Shortcomings Must be Springboard for Electoral Reforms

For Immediate Release: ANFREL Statement on the Conclusion to Afghanistan’s Ballot Audit BANGKOK, 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation is encouraged by the recent political agreement in Afghanistan and wants to congratulate the people of Afghanistan for their participation in the political transition in the country.

Photos from ANFREL’s observation of the Afghanistan Ballot Audit

With the Afghan ballot audit coming to a close, enjoy some pictures from ANFREL's observation of the audit process. ANFREL continues to follow the process and, as we've done since 2004, supports Afghanistan's democratisation now and in the future. [gallery link="file" ids="3336,3339,3338,3335,3334,3333,3329,3327,3325"]   [caption id="attachment_3334" align="aligncenter" width="150"] ANFREL observers look on before

Nepal 2013 Constituent Assembly Elections Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL Foundation) FINAL REPORT

Acknowledgements The successful outcome of the second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal is  due  primarily  to  the  commitment  of  the  people  of  Nepal  to  a  democratic  political transition.  Therefore,  at  the  very  outset  ANFREL  would  like  to  congratulate  the people  of  Nepal  for  showing  their  faith  in  the  electoral  process  and

Proposed amendments of the constitution on article 76 and creation of New Chapter 15 on the National Election Commission

Article 76 The National Assembly shall comprise at least 120 members. The number of members of the National Assembly shall be allocated to reflect the proportion of the number of voters in each constituency. You can view the file embedded in the page below: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Article-76-and-New-Chapter-15-of-Constitutional-Amendment-in-English-ERA-final-1.pdf[/embed] [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Open-letter-for-ERA-Final1.pdf[/embed]    

Indonesian Elections: Need for Calm in Face of Claims of Victory by Both Presidential Camps

Presidential Polling in Indonesia on the 9th of July went smoothly and was thankfully free from major incident. The voters freely exercised their political rights across the nation with the exception of polling stations in the area of Yahukimo mountain due to a delay in the delivery of logistics materials due to

Moving Toward the Indonesia Presidential Election

Indonesian President & Vice-President Candidates; Graphic Credit: fncounter.com   Indonesia is preparing for new leadership thanks to elections scheduled for 9 July 2014. Over 188 million Indonesians are registered to cast their ballots at the 478,591 polling stations set up by the General Elections Commission of Indonesia(KPU). Elections officials have been working overtime to finalise election

ANFREL Election Day Statement on Afghan Runoff: A Significant Step Forward Deserves Continued Vigilance

KABUL, 16 JUNE 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation congratulates the people of Afghanistan for their participation in the run-off round of their Presidential Election held on 14 June 2014. ANFREL admires the high rate of participation of Afghans who overcame threats and violence and showed exemplary courage

ANFREL Expresses its Condemnation of Thai Military’s Coup D’état & ongoing Military Rule

BANGKOK, 26 May 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation today expressed its condemnation of the Thai military’s May 22nd coup and the subsequent collapse of democratic rights that has followed. Thursday’s military takeover is a grave violation of the fundamental rights of all Thais, no matter their affiliation,

Afghanistan: Announcement of Final Presidential Election Results, Sets Date For Run‐Off

Source: http://www.iec.org.af/media-section/press-releases/366-final-results Kabul, Afghanistan 15 May 2014 - Following the announcement of preliminary Presidential Election results and subsequent investigations, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has certified the final results of 2014 Presidential Election, conducted on 5 April 2014. In accord with the Afghan Law on the Structure, Duties and Authorities of the IEC

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