ANFREL Final Statement & Interim Report on Governor & Regent Elections in Aceh

Photo: Heri Juanda, Associated Press “More Efforts Needed to Develop Genuine Democratic Elections” Bangkok, 04 May 2012 - The Asian Network for Free Elections wishes to congratulate the people of Aceh for their participation in the second local election held since the end of the conflict in the Province. The April 9th 2012

Aceh Preliminary Report

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

ANFREL Preliminary Report July 5th – Thailand

Constitutional Amendments & Electoral System The constitutional amendments and subsequent changes to the Electoral Law of early 2011 made significant changes to the electoral system. The number of elected members of parliament was increased from 480 to 500, divided between 375 elected from single member constituencies (first-past-the-post) and 125 elected from a

Advanced Voting Observation in Thailand

With the organization of the advanced vote on Sunday 26th June, the ongoing electoral process in Thailand has entered a new phase: nearly 3 million voters, both residents and non-resident voters registered to cast their vote one week prior to the General Elections on 3rd July 2011. Voters across the country were

2009 Mission Report: Presidential & Provincial Councel Elections AFGHANISTAN 2009

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

2009 Mission Report: Indonesia Legislative Election

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,

2008 Mission Report: Philippines Regional Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

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.

2007 Mission Report: Philippines National Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

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

2005 Mission Report: Afghanistan General Election

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

2005 Mission Report: Thailand General Election (Korean Language)

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

2005 Mission Report: Thailand House of Representatives Election

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

2004 Mission Report: Afghanistan Presidential Election

View Full Report (PDF) In the last 30 years, the people of Afghanistan were detached from experiencing elections as a process to practice their political rights in choosing the representatives to organize and manage the country's democratic political system. Being the direct national election to be organized in Afghanistan, the Presidential Election

2004 Mission Report: Indonesia General Election

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

2003 Mission Report: Cambodia General Election

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 administration of the election by the National Election Commission Despite these

2002 Mission Report: Pakistan General Election

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

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