ANFREL joins GNDEM in welcoming IACHR resolution recognizing election observers as HRDs

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) proudly joins the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM) community in welcoming the resolution of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which recognizes international and citizen election monitors as human rights defenders. As a network of like-minded election observers and monitors, ANFREL places the

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

2024 Indonesian General Elections | Beyond Power: Upholding the Rule of Law amid Democratic Adversities

ANFREL releases final report on 2024 Indonesian elections, collaborates with CSOs to issue key recommendations to improve polls The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released today, 7 June 2024, the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections. In a press briefing

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

PRESS STATEMENT: Closing of Polls of the 2024 Parliamentary Election

Transparency Maldives appreciates and thanks the nearly 270 observers and volunteers in our observer network, deployed across the country and abroad in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 206 polling stations. Without them this domestic observation would not have been possible. Transparency Maldives believes that an independent observation effort at

Press statement on the opening of polls for the 2024 Parliamentary Election

Transparency Maldives is observing today’s Parliamentary Elections with an observer network around the country spanning Malé, the atolls, and prisons, as well as abroad in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We thank the nearly 270 observers and volunteers deployed across 205 ballots boxes across the country and abroad for their

Press release on the Findings of the Pre-election Assessment ahead of the 2024 Parliamentary Elections

14 April 2024: Election observation is one of the most important activities conducted by Transparency Maldives in its efforts to strengthen the electoral system and increase people's confidence in elections. Since the first multi-party presidential election in 2008, Transparency Maldives has observed all national elections. Prior to fielding the nation-wide observation, TM

PAFFREL urges EC to invite international election observers to monitor upcoming Presidential poll

The Chairman,The Election Commission.Rajagiriya Inviting the delegation of International Election Observers. Currently, there is an election heat building up in the country, and it seems that political parties have focused their attention on several elections. As per the Constitution, the presidential election should be held before the 17th October 2024, and since

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

PRESS STATEMENT: Transparency Maldives condemns the continued Abuse of State Resources during the official campaign period of the 2024 Parliamentary Elections

The routine of promises and pledges ahead of an election has become customary and influences the voters’ right to freely choose a candidate. We continue to observe the abuse of state resources, undermining the democratic competitive nature of elections and skewing the level playing field in favour of the incumbent. Transparency Maldives

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

FAFEN Urges ECP to Take Notice of Non-Adherence to Legal Requirements by ROs in Results Tabulation

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2024: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take notice of non-compliance by the Returning Officers with its instructions that reinforced categoric legal provisions requiring complete transparency at all stages of the election results process including the preparation of provisional and consolidated

FAFEN preliminary election observation report of general election 2024

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2024: Approximately 60 million voters went to the polls in Pakistan on February 8, 2024, to elect their representatives in 265 National Assembly and 590 Provincial Assembly constituencies in one of the country’s most competitive political contests. The elections followed two tumultuous years of political upheaval, discord and polarization,

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

FAFEN Emphasizes Legal Prerequisites for Credible Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2024: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) calls upon all election stakeholders to make collective efforts to ensure that the voters are able to freely cast their ballots on February 8, 2024 and subsequent processes of counting, tabulation and consolidation are conducted in an entirely transparent manner in

FAFEN Analysis of Final Electoral Rolls: More than Half of Pakistan’s Population Registered as Voters for Upcoming Elections

FAFEN Analysis of Final Electoral Rolls: More than Half of Pakistan’s Population Registered as Voters for Upcoming Elections Gender Gap decreased from GE-2018, but persists at 9.9 million FAFEN calls for focused efforts to alleviate under-registration of young women ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2024: With the fifth-highest number of registered voters globally, Pakistan

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.

LENTE releases assessment report on 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in PH

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) released their assessment report and policy recommendations on the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in the Philippines which was held on 30 October 2023. LENTE said the conduct of regular and periodic elections must be ensured and that the capacity of the Commission

Kathmandu Declaration on Strengthening Democracy and Promoting Electoral Integrity through Electoral Reforms in Asia

Preamble Recalling and respecting the significant contributions made in the past five editions of the Asian Electoral Stakeholders’ Forum to promote electoral democracy in Asia through exchange of information, experience, mutual assistance, collaboration and partnership among the Election Management Bodies, Civil Societies, Media, Policy makers, Academe, Researchers and the people, Acknowledging the

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 (30 October – 12 November 2023)

In recent events in Bangladesh, the political landscape has been marked by escalating tensions and crackdowns between the ruling Awami League (AL) and opposition parties, primarily the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The AL has pledged to resist what it perceives as 'anarchy' instigated by the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami.1 Meanwhile, the Election Commission

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