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Electoral Legislative Framework and Electoral Systems: Joint EC-UNDP-IDEA Training on Effective Electoral Assistance

SPEECH DELIVERED:
22 October 2007
Brussels, Belgium

Electoral assistance can be defined today as the legal, technical and logistic support provided to electoral laws, processes and institutions. It spans a broad spectrum - from the establishment of the legal framework for the administration of elections, to inclusive electoral systems and voter registration processes, to support to the institutions called to administer and adjudicate upon electoral processes, through the provision of financial resources, materials, equipment and expert advice – and it also encompasses technical assistance to political parties and technical and financial support to civil society engaged in civic and voter education, election observation and media monitoring. 

About the Speaker

Former International IDEA Director for Asia and the Pacific
Andrew Ellis