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Mission Report 2007: Timor Leste Parliamentary Election

August 1st, 2007

View Full Report (PDF)  We should not have very high expectations that elections in Timor Leste’s post conflict situation will be simple or be conducted smoothly. A tiny beautiful country with less than one million population struggled to organize elections for the first time and in the process many lessons were learnt by the Election […]

2007 Mission Report: Philippines National Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

June 1st, 2007

View Full Report (PDF) The election in the Philippines has been generally noted with high rates of voter’s turnout despite the obstacles of transportation and sometimes the threat of violence. Elections are very much enjoyed and expected by the Philippines people who strongly exercise their right to vote. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is currently the 14th President […]

2006 Mission Report: Aceh Indonesia

December 31st, 2006

View Full Report (PDF) The tsunami was a tragedy for the people of Aceh. The magnitude of the loss of life has left the people with great grief. It also brought an unexpected end to the violence and a crucial change within Aceh. The international community’s support is now very much needed to see that […]

2005 Mission Report: Afghanistan General Election

December 31st, 2005

View Full Report (PDF) ANFREL’s second and equally important mission in Afghanistan during the National Assembly and Provincial Council Elections in 2005 was an eye opener to observe the process of former warlords, mujahedin and ordinary citizens running for office. The presence of ANFREL’s 26 observers (Long-Term Observers and Short-Term Observers) in Afghanistan monitoring the […]

2005 Mission Report: Thailand General Election (Korean Language)

November 1st, 2005

View Full Report (PDF) 원선거에서 태국 정치사상 유례없는 국민적 지지를 획득하여 출범한 탁씬(Thaksin Shinawatra) 총리와 태국애국당(Thai Rak Thai Party)의 제2집권을 위한 새로 운 도전이었다는 측면에서 그 정치적 의미가 큰 선거였다. 특히 탁씬 정부는 선거 이 전부터 이번 선거를 통하여 전체 의석 500석 중 4분의 3 이상의 의석을 획득하여 확 고한 일당지배의 정치구조를 형성할 것이며, 향후 […]

2005 Mission Report: Thailand House of Representatives Election

November 1st, 2005

View Full Report (PDF) Increasing political liberalization has established a culture of democratic elections and parliamentary rule as an institutionalized part of political life in Thailand. In electoral terms, a new political benchmark was set with the unprecedented level of popular participation in the political reform process leading up to the promulgation of the 1997 […]

2004 Mission Report: Taiwan Legislative Election

December 31st, 2004

View Full Report (PDF) As Taiwan has a very interesting and complex political background, attempting to write anything on the subject is a daunting assignment. I am often trapped in trying to find the best word to describe Taiwan, on whether it is a nation-state or a province. However, it is important to state here […]

2004 Mission Report: Afghanistan Presidential Election

October 1st, 2004

View Full Report (PDF) In the last 30 years, the people of Afghanistan were detached from experincing elections as a process to pratice their political rights in choosing the representatives to orgaize and manage the country’s democratic political system. Being the direct national election to be organized in Afghanistan, the Presidential Election had great imporyance […]

2004 Mission Report: Indonesia General Election

September 1st, 2004

View Full Report (PDF) The 2004 Indonesia legislative election and Presidential election have seen remarkable positive advances in terms of human rights condition, comparing to the 1999 Indonesia Election. Generally, .ANFREL observed that politically motivate killing and intimidation in terms of voters decision making is almost inexistence. The progress to Indonesia democratic society should & […]

2003 Mission Report: Cambodia General Election

August 6th, 2003

View Full Report (PDF) The recently concluded parliamentary election is another significant step towards the democratization of Cambodia Significant improvements were made There was less violence, greater awareness by Votets of their rights increased participation by citizens, and a more efficient admintstration of the election by the National Election Commission Despite these improvements,.further democratic and […]

2002 Mission Report: Pakistan General Election

November 1st, 2002

View Full Report (PDF) ANFREL sent a team of 42 long-term and short-term international observers from 11 Asian country to monitor the National Assembly and the Provincial Assembly: elections in Pakistan, Although the Election Day passed off peacefully, except report of isolated violence in, ANFREL was deeply concerned by reports about misconducts during pre-election period. […]

2002 Mission Report: Cambodia Commune Council Election

March 1st, 2002

View Full Report (PDF) ANFREL concluded that Cambodia has taken another step towards establishing democracy, but there remained much work to be done. Although the balloting on 3 February 2002 passed peacefully and without serious instances of violence, ANFREL stressed in this report that the assessment of electoral process was based on a single day […]

2001 Mission Report: Bangladesh Parliamentary Election

November 1st, 2001

View Full Report (PDF) This 8fh Parliamentary Election was rated more disturbing than the previous elections in 1996 with reports of violence had intensified from about 500 reports of election-related killings and injuries to more than 2000 reports within a month toward the polling day. Such an increase was believed to be a result of […]

2001 Mission Report: Thailand General Election

February 1st, 2001

View Full Report (PDF) After Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai’s declaration of the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HOR) on 9 November 2000 was approved by the King, the Election Commission ECT prepared to announce a general election for members of the HOR, The polling day was eventually set on 6 January 2001, 59 days […]

1999 Mission Report: Malaysia General Election

December 31st, 1999

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1999 Mission Report: Timor Leste

December 29th, 1999

View Full Report (PDF) It is with much pride and honor that the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) and the Asian Network for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) have taken part in the making of history in East Timor. To have contributed, even a bit to the overall efforts towards the final attainment of […]

1999 Mission Report: Indonesia Election

July 1st, 1999

View Full Report (PDF) Indonesia’s geopolitics since the end of Soeharto’s 32-year rule has significantly changed the Asia-Pacific region. The once Big Brother of Asia buckled down to both domestic and inter-national pressure1 for immediate change of rule and eventual transition to democracy.

1998 Mission Report: Cambodia General Election

September 1st, 1998

View Full Report (PDF) The future of Cambodia depends primarily on how the political key players are able to put their acts together and how the international community is able to influence and exert pressure on major issues crucial to the country’s democratization process. With a very fragile government composed of I opposing elements, forced […]

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