ANFREL Releases its Interim Report on the 2013 Nepal CA Elections

Read the Full Report Here: Nepal Interim Report CA 2013 For Immediate Release Kathmandu, Nov 21: Today, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released its Interim Report on the Constituent Assembly elections held on 19 November 2013.  The report contains observations about the elections based on findings of ANFREL's 50 observers deployed

ANFREL OBSERVERS READY TO OBSERVE THE 2013 NEPAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY (CA) ELECTIONS

Election observers from different parts of Asia have converged in Nepal under the banner of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)-Foundation, the regional observer group which has been invited to observe the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. ANFREL observers who are trained professionals in election observation represent various institutions and

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013

Report on Preparations for the Second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal, 2013 PART I A. Political Backdrop and holding of the second CA elections The  Election  Commission  of  Nepal  in  its  latest  announcement  made  on September 8, 2013 said that the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections would  be  held  on  schedule

Papua Gubernatorial Election 2013

Study Mission Report The 2013 Papua gubernatorial election featured some unique aspects. It was conducted through a series of political compromises and continued the use of the traditional noken balloting system. In the following pages, ANFREL addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process but, on the whole, concludes that the

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE-ASIAN NETWORK FOR FREE ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO PAKISTAN

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE-ASIAN NETWORK FOR FREE ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO PAKISTAN Islamabad, Pakistan May 13, 2013 OVERVIEW This preliminary statement is offered by the joint election observation mission of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). The mission consists of

An Update From Papua as ANFREL Executive Director Witnesses Papua 2013 Local Election

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Uniformed Polling Station Security Stands Ready Outside the Polling Station[/caption] Indonesia finally conducted the Papuan gubernatorial election on 29 January 2013 after years of postponement due to legal obstacles and conflicts. A total of 2,705,775 registered voters across 29 regencies were eligible to vote at the 6,961 polling stations in the province. 

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"]

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 ANNUAL REPORT 2011

          ANFREL ANNUAL REPORT 2011   Asian  election  observation  has become   more  well  known in  election circles over the course of the last few years. Yet manuals  and handbooks  on  election observation too often fail to mention a key factor in the importance of election observation, particularly

Timor-Leste Goes to the Polls

July 7th, 2012 Timor-Leste Election Primer • Parliamentary Elections in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste are scheduled for Saturday the 7th of July. The election will determine the country’s members of parliament and, as a result, will eventually determine the country’s next Prime Minister. The Secretariado Technico Administrasaun be Elesaun (STAE) has

More, Not Less: A Call for Greater Election Observation in Malaysia

ANFREL Statement on Observer Accreditation in Malaysia For Immediate Release More, Not Less: A Call for Greater Election Observation in Malaysia BANGKOK, 28 June 2012 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to acknowledge the Election Commission of Malaysia’s (SPR) recent accreditation of several organisations to observe the upcoming elections. Official

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

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

Promoting Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia: ANFREL and ASEAN

Promoting Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia: ANFREL and ASEAN Introduction This paper analyses the experience of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) in elections observation, in particular looking at the strengths and weaknesses of this regional civil-society led initiative in contributing towards the development of democracy in Asia. Meanwhile, the Association

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 joined NDI and UNEAD for the official public launch of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations (GNDEM)

  GENDEM was launched on 3rd – 5th April 2012 ANFREL was part of the drafting committee as invited by NDI and UNEAD since 2010.   Those organizations who participated at the UN building were OAS, UNEAD, OSCE/ODIHR, Carter Centre, LADE, EAD, SuGDE, APEM, MOE, Obscianske OKO, ISFED, TMG, COMFREL, NDI, WAEON.  

Press Statement on the Myanmar by-elections (April 1, 2012)

 Press Statement on the Myanmar by-elections The by-elections in Myanmar marks a historic phase in the country’s transition towards democracy and ANFREL-Foundation takes this opportunity to congratulate the people of Myanmar. The by-elections were extremely significant to sustain the reforms process in Myanmar and strengthen the process of democratization in the future.

The Race for No.1 has begun: Candidates for Governor in Aceh Pledge for Peaceful Elections & ANFREL Observes in Aceh

  On 14 March 2012, five pairs of gubernatorial candidates in the Aceh Elections made pledges for a non-violent electoral race in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.  The candidates also committed to respect people’s freedom to exercise their rights and to maintain order and peace as their top priority. The candidates also

ANFREL Election Observers’ Statement on Taiwan’s 2012 Elections

Credible Elections but a Tilted Playing Field  Introduction The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), at the invitation of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Taiwan Grassroots Alliance for Peace & Citizen Congress Watch, observed Taiwan’s historic Presidential and Legislative Yuan elections in January of 2012. This mission is the third Election Observation

Asian Civic Group to Observe Taiwan Elections

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) A civic group comprising of members from Asian democracies is scheduled to visit Taiwan next week to observe the Jan. 14 legislative and presidential elections, the Taipei-based Civil Congress Watch (CCW) said Friday. A delegation of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization that has members

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