Promoting Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia: ANFREL and ASEAN

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Published: 
1 December 2012
Language: 
English
Pages: 
22
Author(s): 
Vanessa Johanson Alpern

This Discussion Paper analyses the experience of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) in electoral 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 of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is considering carrying out elections observation missions in the future.

The paper looks at the progress of democratization in South-East Asia; what ASEAN might learn from ANFREL’s electoral observation experience; and how official initiatives might complement civil society ones.

Contents

Introduction

ANFREL and ASEAN Basics

ASEAN, Democracy and Elections

ASEAN and Democracy

2011: Fresh Hope for ASEAN Democracy?

ASEAN and Electoral Observation

ASEAN Election Observation: Pros and Cons

Can ASEAN Learn from and Complement ANFREL?

Relevance and complementarities with ASEAN EOMs

Relevance and complementarities with ASEAN EOMs

Conclusion                                              

List of interviewees

Bibliography

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