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ANFREL Final Report: 2017 Cambodia Commune/Sangkat Council Elections

July 31st, 2017

Full Report: The 2017 Cambodia IEOM Final Report SUMMARY Since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991 and the establishment of the modern Cambodian state, the country has been predominantly ruled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). During this period, CPP’s rule has faced few strong electoral challenges – the most important in 1997 […]

ANFREL EOM 2015 Report

August 4th, 2016

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 and regional levels […]

Myanmar 2015 General Election Assessment Mission Analysis

June 7th, 2016

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 all, the mission […]

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

August 19th, 2015

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 Organizations and they […]

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

October 16th, 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 is ANFREL’s third […]

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

August 26th, 2014

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  overcoming numerous  different […]

Democracy, Elections, and Reform in Cambodia

April 15th, 2014

  The Cambodian Committee for Free and Fair Elections (COMFREL) has since 2009 extended its obser- vations and analysis of the electoral process to the overall democratization process in Cambodia. The analytical reports on the state of democracy titled ‘Democracy, Election and Reform’ are annually pub- lished and disseminated to all interested stakeholders. COMFREL supports […]


January 15th, 2014

The 2013 National and Provincial Assembly Elections in Pakistan Final Report  of the Joint International Election Observation Mission .Download Here of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Asian Network for Free Elections    

ANFREL Releases its Interim Report on the 2013 Nepal CA Elections

November 21st, 2013

Read the Full Report Here: Nepal Interim Report CA 2013 For Immediate Release Kathmandu, Nov 21: Today, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released its Interim Report on the Constituent Assembly elections held on 19 November 2013.  The report contains observations about the elections based on findings of ANFREL’s 50 observers deployed in the five […]

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013

November 1st, 2013

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013 PART I A. Political Backdrop and holding of the second CA elections The  Election  Commission  of  Nepal  in  its  latest  announcement  made  on September 8, 2013 said that the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections would  be  held  on  schedule  on  November  19, […]

Sri Lankan Provincial Council Election Day Statement by PAFFREL 2013

September 21st, 2013

 Election Day Statement by PAFFREL – September 21st, 2013 The polls for the provincial council elections in the Central, North Western and Northern provinces closed at 4 pm today and were generally peaceful.  Polling took place in eight electoral districts in the three provinces based on the 2012 electoral register in which a total of 4,328,263 […]

Papua Gubernatorial Election 2013

June 3rd, 2013

Study Mission Report The 2013 Papua gubernatorial election featured some unique aspects. It was conducted through a series of political compromises and continued the use of the traditional noken balloting system. In the following pages, ANFREL addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process but, on the whole, concludes that the election was a […]


May 13th, 2013

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE-ASIAN NETWORK FOR FREE ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO PAKISTAN Islamabad, Pakistan May 13, 2013 OVERVIEW This preliminary statement is offered by the joint election observation mission of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). The mission consists of 48 observers from […]

Aceh Gubernatorial, Mayoral and Head of Regency Election 2012

November 26th, 2012

  Aceh Mission & Findings report

Thai Report 2011

October 29th, 2012



July 10th, 2012

          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 as it is […]

ANFREL Interim Report on the Aceh Local Elections: Gubernatorial, Mayoral, & Head of Regency Elections 2012

May 15th, 2012

Photo: Heri Juanda, Associated Press Aceh Interim Report May 2012 Click the link above for the full text of ANFREL’s Interim Report on the Elections in Aceh.  

Aceh Preliminary Report

April 11th, 2012

Aceh Preliminary Report Preliminary Report 11 April 2012 The Political Campaign The campaign atmosphere was lively throughout Aceh. During the scheduled campaign period candidates and their campaign teams posted signs and banners, held rallies and canvassed districts. Campaign rallies were generally peaceful and held in designated areas specified by KIP. The strong police presence kept […]

2011 Mission Report: West Papua Local Election

August 1st, 2011

View Full Report (PDF) After being delayed three times, local elections in West Papua were finally pushed through in July 2011. The delays were partially a result of disputes and maneuvers by elites within the MRP, DPRPB and KPUPB regarding the authorization to execute the elections. The Gubernatorial election was conducted in a total of […]

2009 Mission Report: Presidential & Provincial Councel Elections AFGHANISTAN 2009

September 1st, 2010

View Full Report (PDF) The  Asian  Network  for  Free  Elections  (ANFREL)  Foundation  which  is a leading regional election network of civil society organisations was set up in  1997  to  promote  the  process  of  democratisation  and  democratic consolidation  through  elections  in  Asia  and  also  in  other  parts  of  the world.  The  Foundation  has  been  striving to […]

2010 Mission Report:Afghanistan report 2010

August 1st, 2010

  Afghanistan report 2010 Or view the file embedded in the page below: Download the full file by clicking here  

2010 Mission Report: Philippines – Automated National & Local Elections

May 10th, 2010

View Full Report (PDF) The first automated elections in The Philippines will go down in the history of electoral politics as one of the most important phases in recent times. The elections were held after over a decade of experimentation and planning. Though there has been loads of skepticism about the use of technology in […]

2009 Mission Report: Indonesian Presidential Election

August 1st, 2009

View Full Report (PDF) The essence of democratization agenda in Indonesia is mandated for a power transforms on the parliamentary and presidential position through direct elections system held every 5 years. A unique diversity nation wide of ethnicities, languages and religions spreads out of thousands island within the country. Making it a distinguish challenge for […]

2009 Mission Report: Indonesia Legislative Election

May 1st, 2009

View Full Report (PDF) The April 9 2009 polls marked another important chapter in the annals of Indonesia’s long and an undeniably attention-grabbing history. The elections were held in the face of growing criticisms regarding mismanagement by the National Election Commission (KPU), though the process was by and large peaceful and smooth. The glitches notwithstanding, what is important […]

2008 Mission Report: Bangladesh General Election

December 31st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF)  ANFREL’s mission to observe the 9th Parliamentary Elections to the (Jatiyo Sangsad) in Bengali or (House of the Nation) in English took place from 21 November 2008 to 6 January 2009. A total of 74 international observers from 18 countries were deployed to the six divisions of Bangladesh. During the mission, […]

2008 Mission Report: Malaysia – Permatang Pauh Bi-Election

September 1st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF) The Permatang Pauh bi-election was called by the Election Commission or Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) to seek a replacement for the Dewan Rakyat seat after a female MP, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, resigned from her post. She declared her resignation on July 31st, 2008 to give a way for her husband, […]

2008 Mission Report: Philippines Regional Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

September 1st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF) The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) used automated election systems during the recent election of a Regional Governor, Vice Regional Governor and Assemblyman for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). COMELEC is authorized to use automated election systems, whether paper based or direct recording electronic systems, by the Republic Act No. 969. COMELEC selected […]

2008 Mission Report: Cambodia’s National Assembly

August 1st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF)  ANFREL’s mission to observe the elections to Cambodia’s National Assembly on 27th July 2008 took place from the 18th – 30th July 2008. A total of eleven international observers from eight countries were deployed to eight Cambodian provinces to monitor the pre-election environment and Election Day. The mission was led by […]

Mission Report 2008: Nepal Constituent Assembly Election

May 1st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF) ANFREL deployed a total of 100 election observers for Nepal’s Constituent Assembly elections – 20 long-term observers who observed the pre-election environment, election day, and the post-election process, and a further 80 short-term observers who focused on election day. The mission was the largest ANFREL has ever organised, lasting for two […]

2007 Mission Report: Thailand Parliamentary Election

December 31st, 2007

View Full Report (PDF) The election to Thailand’s House of Representatives on 23 December 2007 was a landmark in many ways. After nearly 16 months of military rule, it restored democratic rule to the country. It was the first election held under a new Constitution which brought in widespread changes to the electoral system, and […]

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