Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Launches in Seoul on 22 October 2013

The Launching Assembly of the Asian Democracy Network met in Seoul on 22 October 2013, read the result of the Ceremony here: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ADN-Launching-Ceremony-Program-and-Seoul-Democracy-Declaration-2013-10-22-final.pdf[/embed] Or download as a PDF here: ADN Launching Ceremony Program and Seoul Democracy Declaration 2013 10 22 final  

Joint Statement on concerns over the political environment ahead of the Cambodian National Election 2013

              Statement on concerns over the political environment ahead of the fifth mandate of National Election 2013 Date: June 12, 2013 The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL), The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), the Neutral & Impartial Committee for Free and

The National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) Hails Filipinos For Exercising Their Right to Vote and for a Generally Peaceful Election

Read the full statement of NAMFREL, one of ANFREL's members in the Philippines, on the 13 May mid-term elections in the Philippines. Download it here or read it embedded below... [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NAMFREL-Press-Statement-and-Incident-Reports-13MAY13-530PM.pdf[/embed]  

Local Observers Note Irregularities in Pakistan Elections

National Observers Note Irregularities in Pakistan Elections     ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Election Commission on Sunday endorsed the country’s landmark elections that will see the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power via the ballot box in the country's history. It declared the country’s elections for a new national assembly and government leadership as “largely

COMFREL releases its 2012 annual report on Democracy, Elections and Reform in Cambodia

COMFREL concludes that the Cambodian democracy has experienced further backlashes in 2012 confirming the perception among parts of the Cambodian public and the international community that Cambodia’s political system is in an increasingly fragile state of democracy." --ANFREL member COMFREL's new report on the state of democracy in Cambodia in 2012  

National Election Observation Committee (NEOC, Nepal) Holds Dialogue On the “Constitutional Deadlock & Pursuit for a Fresh Poll” in Nepal

NEOC holds a much needed dialogue on the constitutional deadlock facing Nepal, 3rd February (See more pictures below)Download the Press Statement from the Dialogue here or read it embedded below: NEOC Press Release For more info on Nepal, visit NEOC's website at http://neocelection.org   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/NEOC-Press-Communique.pdf[/embed]    

Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan(FEFA) Parliamentary Monitoring Year-to-Date Cumulative Report

This publication is meant to capture and simply summarize the work of Wolesi Jirga over the first eight months of 2012 in such a way that it informs the citizens, civil society representatives, experts but even the MPs and the administration of Wolesi Jirga. This high institution is a complex mechanism for

ANFREL member FEMA’s Interim Statement on By-Elections in Gazipur

The Gazipur - 4 by-elections were fundamentally flawed but peaceful and well administered. It is flawed as the election did not fully comply with international standards for democratic elections as well as the national election laws. [pdf-embedder url="https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FEMA-RELEASE-4-GAZIPUR-4-STATEMENT-2012.pdf" title="FEMA Press Release 4 GAZIPUR 4 Interim Statement - 2012"]

Special Coverage: Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste

Special Coverage Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste[1] The recent parliamentary elections in the Republic Democratic of Timor Leste which were held on 7 July 2012 highlighted outstanding result on the number of women elected in the national parliament. 24 women are

Wolesi Jirga Monitoring Report by FEFA, ANFREL member in Afghanistan

Monitoring of the work of the Parliament for the purpose of informing citizens and promoting cooperation between the parliament and civil society is an effort that FEFA believes contributes to the development of the political system of Afghanistan and strengthens the highest representative institution of the country, the Parliament. Download Report as

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Election Day Report: Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012

PAFFREL Election Day Report Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012 The elections to provincial councils in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa took place on Saturday, September 8, 2012. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) election observers observed the polls with close to 85 percent coverage with both mobile and

ANFREL Member COMFREL’s Press Statement, Final Assessment and Findings from the 2012 Commune Council Elections

Press Statement On Final Assessment and Findings of 2012 Commune Council Elections Phnom Penh: June 20, 2012 Press Statement On Final Assessment and Findings of 2012 Commune Council Elections The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) deployed 5,852 election observers including members and staff of national and international NGOs

ANFREL Member NICFEC of Cambodia issues Statement on Election Environment for Cambodian Commune Elections

STATEMENT ON ELECTION ENVIRONMENT FOR THE 3rd MANDATE COMMUNE/SANGKAT ELECTION Phnom Penh, June 4, 2012 On June 3, 2012, Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFEC) deployed 2,000 observers, including people with disabilities, in twenty-one (21) provinces/municipalities to monitor the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Election process in order

SAARC Democracy Charter Citizens’ Initiative

SAARC Democracy Charter  Citizens' Initiative This is the Final Version of the Charter prepared by the Regional Conference on SAARC Democracy Charter: Citizens' Initiative, held in Kathmandu on 20th -21st September 2011. A Working Draft was initially prepared by the Brainstorming Meeting held in Kathmandu on 24th-25th November 2010. SACEPS is grateful

FEFA – March 2012 Monitoring Report of Wolsi Jirga

Download Full PDF Monitoring of the work of the Parliament for the purpose of informing citizens and promoting cooperation between the parliament and civil society is an effort that FEFA believes contributes to the development of the political system of Afghanistan and strengthens the highest representative institution of the country, the Parliament. READ MORE

WFDA Statement: Asian Democrats Call for a Peaceful Election in Thailand and Progress in repairing Thai Democracy

The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) is closely following the general election that will be held in Thailand on 3 July, with both hope and concern. Following the military coup in 2006, Thailand has seen a rapid succession of governments, of various persuasions, all of which suffered from deficits of

TACDB Expresses Its Severe Disappointment in ASEAN and Implores It to Re-Examine Its Approach to Burma’s Junta

The Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TACDB) wishes to express its extreme disappointment in the Association of South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) embrace of the severely flawed election in Burma. By doing so, ASEAN’s Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan and the members of ASEAN have put the priorities of the Burma Junta above those

Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of the European Union on the elections in Burma/Myanmar

1. Today, the first elections were held in Burma/Myanmar, since those of 1990 whose results were never implemented. 2. Elections in themselves do not make a country democratic; nevertheless they should offer the opportunity for a new beginning and greater pluralism. The EU regrets therefore that the authorities did not take the necessary steps to ensure a

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC): Junta’s Elections on 7 November 2010 is to Justify Five Decades of Military Rule

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) calls for the international community not to recognize junta’s planned 2010 election and its results. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD), victor of 1990 election, decided unanimously to boycott the junta’s planned sham 2010 election due to its unfair electoral laws. Without the

NAMFREL Concludes Participation in the 2010 Afghanistan Wolesi Jirga Election

NAMFREL participated as election observers in the September 18 Wolesi Jirga (parliamentary) elections in Afghanistan. Senior Operations Associate Paolo B. Maligaya, and Bantay ng Bayan coordinator Kristine Marie D. Tapiz, were deployed as long-term observers in Balkh province and Kapisa province, respectively, as members of the just-concluded observation mission of the Asian Network

2010: UNDP – Elections and Conflict Prevention

View Full Report (PDF) The project on elections and conflict prevention was sponsored by the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC), Democratic Governance Group of UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy (BDP/DGG). It was led by Siphosami Malunga, former Governance and Conflict Advisor at OGC and currently Democratic Governance Practice Leader at the UNDP

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