PHOTOS: ANFREL launches final report on 2024 Indonesian General Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) launched the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections on 7 June 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia. ANFREL, together with the Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (PERLUDEM), Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih untuk Rakyat (JPPR) and Komite Independen Pemantau

ANFREL to launch final comprehensive report on 2024 Indonesian General Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) will release the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections on 7 June 2024. ANFREL, Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (PERLUDEM), Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih untuk Rakyat (JPPR) and Komite Independen Pemantau Pemilu (KIPP) will hold a

AAEI fellows conduct training workshop on campaign finance regulation in Sri Lanka

Fellows of the Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity (AAEI) co-facilitated a training workshop on the implementation of the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act in Sri Lanka, 31 May 2024, Colombo. AAEI fellow Sakunthala Senarath from Transparency International Sri Lanka (TI SL) provided a comprehensive breakdown of the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

Call for Applications: Senior Program Officer for IEOM

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is looking for a SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER for its INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION pillar. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Senior Program Officer to join our team. This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand and involves leading

ANFREL appoints new Executive Director

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) appointed ANFREL program manager Brizza Rosales as its new executive director who will lead the organization in pushing for electoral democracy in Asia. Rosales was selected among the prospective candidates through an open and competitive application process as the outgoing executive director Chandanie Watawala resigned

SAVE THE DATES: Regional forum on 2024 Super Elections year set for 13-14 May 2024

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) partnered with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Asian Network for Free Elections(ANFREL), and the Bangsamoro Information Office (BIO) for the regional forum "One year before the 2025 Philippine Elections: What can we learn from the 2024 Super Election year?" The forum will convene election

ANFREL e-Bulletin (January-March 2024)

The release of ANFREL's interim statement on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Election and launch of its new publication on electoral reforms were some of the highlights of the first quarter of 2024 for ANFREL. Election Observation ANFREL congratulated the people of Indonesia for their unwavering

ANFREL participates in GNSEI meeting

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) met with high-level electoral experts during the Global Network for Securing Electoral Integrity (GNSEI) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from 6-8 March 2024. GNSEI is a network of more than 30 leading election-related organizations and networks around the globe that aims to strengthen electoral integrity norms

Call for Applications: Executive Director

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is looking for a dynamic leader to fill the position of Executive Director for a minimum of 3 years. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership and effective management to ANFREL’s Secretariat and strategic direction to the implementation of the organization’s programs as determined by the

Photos: ANFREL releases interim report on 2024 Indonesian general election

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released the interim report on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Election in a media briefing on 18 February 2024. The interim report highlighted key electoral issues that showed signed of declining democratic norms and values. ANFREL also recognized the

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,

ANFREL’s Pre-Election Observations and Appeal to Voters to Exercise their Right to Vote in the 2024 Indonesia General Elections

DOWNLOAD THE FULL STATEMENT: "ANFREL’s Pre-Election Observations and Appeal to Voters to Exercise their Right to Vote in the 2024 Indonesia General Elections" EN | ID The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) enjoins the people of Indonesia to exercise their right to vote and remain vigilant amid concerns over the threats

ANFREL launches expert mission to observe 2024 Indonesian polls

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) launched today, 7 February 2024, its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Election deploying three electoral analysts and seven short-term observers across the country.  Indonesia is heading to the polls on 14 February 2024 to elect a president, vice president, members

ANFREL releases new publication on electoral reforms in Asia

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released a compilation of country reports which looked at election environments in 15 countries in Asia offering electoral reform recommendations to address issues and challenges in the region. The “Asian Electoral Review: Advancing Electoral Democracy through Electoral Reforms” was released in a hybrid in-person and

Bangladesh in Focus: An ANFREL biweekly Election Update (8-21 January 2024)

ANFREL had observed that from 8 January to 21 January, Bangladesh had experienced significant political turmoil and controversy surrounding the 12th Parliamentary election which was held on 7 January. Following the conclusion of the 12th Parliamentary Election, the Chief Election Commissioner had announced that the ruling Awami League (AL) had secured a

Joint Statement: CSOs demand the release of political prisoners and call for fresh elections in Bangladesh

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, voice our deep concern regarding the 12th Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh, which took place on 7 January 2024. The elections were neither genuine nor competitive and raised serious questions about its adherence to democratic principles and international election standards. Numerous reports and evidence point to widespread

Bangladesh in Focus: An ANFREL biweekly Election Update (25 December 2023 – 7 January 2024)

From 25 December 2023 and Election Day on 7 January 2024, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) monitored a political and electoral landscape marred with instances of political violence between Awami League (AL) and independent candidates as well as arson attacks to polling centres and election camps, anti-election campaigns by the

ANFREL e-Bulletin (October-December 2023)

About 300 electoral stakeholders gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal on 6-7 December 2023 for the sixth Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AESF-VI) while 16 young and emerging election observers and democracy advocates completed the first Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity (AAEI) were some of the highlights of the fourth quarter of 2023 for ANFREL.

Statement: ANFREL voices profound concern over 2024 Bangladeshi polls, calls for genuine democratic elections

ANFREL voices its profound concern regarding the upcoming 12th Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh, set to take place on 7 January 2024. It is strongly believed that this election is at risk of lacking genuineness and electoral competitiveness, raising serious questions about its adherence to democratic principles and international election standards that assess

Bangladesh in Focus: An ANFREL biweekly Election Update (11-24 December 2023)

In the lead-up to Bangladesh's 12th Parliamentary Election on January 7, 2024, the political landscape continued to witness tensions and conflicts. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies, initiated a countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike on December 19 as part of their non-cooperation movement, amid the continued arrests and imprisonment of their leaders

16 young, emerging election observers complete 1st Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity program

Sixteen young and emerging election observers and democracy advocates from 10 countries in Asia completed the first Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity program held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 9-13 December 2023. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), through the support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI), facilitated the intensive peer-to-peer learning

Open Letter raising grave concerns over the Human Rights Situation in Cambodia and serious democratic threats in the upcoming 2024 Cambodia Senate Election

To:The European Union ParliamentThe United States CongressThe Parliament of CanadaThe Parliament of AustraliaThe Parliament of United KingdomThe Parliament of New ZealandThe Parliament of Japan Your Honors, We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are writing to express our grave concerns about the state of human rights and democracy in Cambodia. Cambodia is continuing

Bangladesh in Focus: An ANFREL biweekly Election Update (27 November – 10 December 2023)

Between November 27 and December 10, the political landscape was marked by intense rivalries and controversies. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) continued to declare a countrywide blockade and strike, demanding the cancellation of the election schedule and the resignation of the Awami League (AL)-led government. The AL faced criticism for controversial nominations

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