Laying the Foundations for Future Elections in Syria

International IDEA Discussion Paper 1/2018
This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
25 January 2018
Language: 
English
Pages: 
52
Author(s): 
Frank McLoughlin
Co-Publisher(s): 
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

This paper is the product of the Experts’ General Meeting held on 28 April 2017 at the offices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) as part of Phase II of the project on the National Agenda for the Future of Syria.

The meeting was attended by distinguished Syrian electoral and legal experts and representatives of UN ESCWA, and was moderated by a representative of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

The purpose of the meeting was to begin to collect feedback from Syrian experts on issues related to establishing an electoral process in Syria when conditions in the country allow for elections.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Goals

3. Preconditions for Successful First Elections

4. Electoral Legal Framework

5. The Electoral Management Body

6. The First Election(s)

7. Other Key Issues

8. Challenges Ahead: Conclusions

References

About the author
About International IDEA
About UN ESCWA

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