2024 Indonesian General Elections | Beyond Power: Upholding the Rule of Law amid Democratic Adversities

ANFREL releases final report on 2024 Indonesian elections, collaborates with CSOs to issue key recommendations to improve polls The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released today, 7 June 2024, the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections. In a press briefing

Interim Report of the ANFREL International Expert Election Observation Mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesia General Elections

Download the interim report here: "Interim Report of the ANFREL International Expert Election Observation Mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesia General Elections" EN | ID The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) congratulates the people of Indonesia for their unwavering commitment to democracy, demonstrated through their active participation in the electoral process,

2023 Thai General Election: Democracy at a Crossroads

Download the full report here: “2023 Thai General Election: Democracy at a Crossroads” | Thai version The 2023 Thai General Election showed accountability, transparency and inclusiveness, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) said in their final election observation report released Tuesday, 15 August 2023. The election, held 14 May 2023, saw

2023 Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections: Celebrating Independence through Genuine Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections said in their final comprehensive observation report on the 2023 Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections that the polls were marked by peace, genuineness and transparency. ANFREL said the elections were participated by several political parties and saw a vibrant and peaceful election campaign environment with only a few

ANFREL Interim Statement on the 2023 Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) extends its congratulations to the people of Timor-Leste, as well as the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and the National Elections Commission (CNE) for successfully conducting the 2023 parliamentary elections that were marked by peace, genuineness, and transparency. For the 2023 Timor-Leste parliamentary elections,

2022 Nepalese Federal and Provincial Elections: Achieving Maturity

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) said the 20 November 2022 Nepalese Federal and Provincial Assembly Elections were largely peaceful and orderly but significant inclusion of women and other vulnerable sectors could be improved. ANFREL said in the final comprehensive report of their international election observation mission to the 2022 Nepalese

ANFREL Interim Statement 2022 Nepalese Federal and Provincial Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) congratulates the people of Nepal for their participation in the 2022 Federal and Provincial Elections, the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) for holding the largely peaceful and orderly polls, as well as domestic election observer groups including EOC-N, Sankalpa, INSEC, BAS, DRCN, ANFREL members NEOC

ANFREL Pre-Election Assessment Mission Report: 2022 Nepali House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) published on 28 September 2022 the report of its pre-election assessment mission to the 2022 Nepali House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies Elections. As Nepal is scheduled to hold general elections on 20 November 2022, ANFREL presented the pre-election environment and challenges in the country,

2022 Philippine National and Local Elections: A Vibrant Democracy amid Systemic Challenges

The 2022 national and local elections in the Philippines were credible and genuine despite several lingering issues and challenges, said the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) in the final comprehensive report of their international election observation mission to the Philippine elections.  ANFREL congratulated the electoral stakeholders in the country for the

2022 Timor-Leste Presidential Election: A Celebration of Democracy amid COVID-19

The 2022 Timor-Leste Presidential Election demonstrated how democracy is celebrated and strong in the country, said the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) in the final comprehensive report on its observation of the election. ANFREL released the report on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, and thanked the electoral stakeholders for their commitment to

ANFREL Interim Statement: 2022 Philippine National and Local Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) congratulates the people of the Philippines for their mass participation in the 2022 National and Local Elections, domestic election observer groups including PPCRV, LENTE, and NAMFREL, media and civil society organizations for their contributions to an inclusive and transparent election landscape, as well as the

ANFREL Pre-Election Assessment Mission Report: Cambodia 2022 Commune and Sangkat Council Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) published its pre-election assessment report of the 2022 Cambodia commune and sangkat council elections on 6 May 2022. Cambodia will hold its fifth commune and sangkat council elections on 5 June 2022. About 9.2 million registered voters are expected to elect the chief and councilors among over

ANFREL Interim Statement on the First Round of the 2022 Timorense Presidential Election

21 March 2022Dili, Timor-Leste The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to congratulate the citizens of Timor-Leste, the Technical Secretariat for Election Administration (STAE), the National Elections Commission (CNE), and the national police force (PNTL) for a peaceful, genuine, and transparent first round of the 2022 Timorense presidential election. We salute

ANFREL Statement: Thai local elections successful, but procedural changes would be welcome

Bangkok, 30 November 2021 Thailand held on Sunday 28 November 2021 its first tambon/sub-district administration organization (TAO) elections since the 2014 coup. This followed on provincial elections and municipal elections held in December 2020 and March 2021, respectively. ANFREL welcomes this long-overdue return to local democracy, congratulates the voters, the Election Commission

ANFREL releases 2020 Myanmar General Elections final observation mission report

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released the final comprehensive report of its international election observation mission to the 2020 Myanmar General Elections on 17 May 2021. The 2020 Myanmar polls encountered several challenges including restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the observed shortcomings, the outcome of the elections were deemed

ANFREL IEOM to the 2020 Myanmar General Elections Interim Report

ANFREL wishes to congratulate the people of Myanmar, the Union Election Commission, and the hundreds of thousands of polling staff who made this electoral process a success despite difficult conditions. We further congratulate all election stakeholders, and in particular civil society organisations and the international community, for contributing to a vibrant election

2020 Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections: Defending Democracy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released its assessment report of the 2020 Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections providing insights on the conduct of elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 16,263,885 eligible voters were invited to cast their votes on 5 August 2020 for the parliamentary elections organized with certain

Final Mission Report: 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential Election

On January 31, 2020, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released its comprehensive assessment on the conduct of the 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential Elections. To access the report, please click the link below: The 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential Election: A Deepening Political Divide Executive Summary The Eighth Presidential Election was held

INTERIM REPORT: International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Presidential Election 

International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Presidential Election  INTERIM REPORT Full Report: ANFREL 2019 Sri Lanka IEOM Interim Report Executive Summary (Sinhala): ANFREL 2019 Sri Lanka IEOM Executive Summary (S) Executive Summary (Tamil): ANFREL 2019 Sri Lanka IEOM Executive Summary (T) Press Release: ANFREL

The 2019 Thai General Election: A Missed Opportunity for Democracy

Full Report (English): ANFREL 2019 Thailand Mission Report Full Report (Thai): ANFREL 2019 Thailand Mission Report in Thai Executive Summary (English): Executive Summary Executive Summary (Thai): Executive Summary, thai EXECUTIVE SUMMARY To say that the Thai general election which took place on 24 March 2019 was long-awaited would be an understatement. After five years

ANFREL’s 2019 Maldivian People’s Majlis Election Study Mission Report

Full report: 2019 Maldivian People's Majlis Election Study Mission Report ANFREL congratulates the Maldivian people on the successful and credible conduct of the 2019 People’s Majlis Elections. The success of this monumental endeavor can only be attributed to the unflinching trust of the voters on the ballot, the active participation of civil

2018 Myanmar By-Elections: Building the Foundation for Successful 2020 Elections

Full Report (English): 2018 Myanmar By-Elections IEOM Report Full Report (Myanmar language): 2018 Myanmar By-Elections IEOM Report (Myanmar) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A relatively new practice in Myanmar, by-elections are defined in the Political Parties Registration Law of the Union of Myanmar as “elections designated and held by the Commission from time to time for constituencies

ANFREL Myanmar 2018 By-Elections Interim Report

SUMMARY On November 3, 2018, the ANFREL mission observed peaceful and credible by-elections with no significant incidents that could have negatively impacted the results. The electoral campaign was generally peaceful and in line with that of the 2017 by-elections. Few complaints were made, and the main subject of criticism was related to

ANFREL releases findings of pre-election assessment for the 2018 Cambodia Elections

Bangkok, Thailand | June 15, 2018 On June 14, 2018, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released the report of its Pre-election Assessment Mission (PEAM) conducted in Cambodia early May 2018.  The mission was conducted by five (5) international observers led by Mr. Damaso Magbual, the organization’s Spokesperson and Board Member from

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