In March 2016, Venezuelan citizens initiated the process for a recall of President Nicolas Maduro, which requires several steps outlined in the Constitution before the actual referendum can be held. If the referendum is held before January 10, 2017 and passes, it would trigger new presidential elections. However, if it is held after that date and passes, power would pass from Maduro to his vice president. From October 26-28, Venezuelans were...
GNDEM Alert: Venezuelan GNDEM Members Monitor Developments Around Controversial Recall Process
Snapshot: Second Forum of Citizen Observers
On September 15 and 16, 2016, civil society organizations from around the world met for the largest ever gathering of citizen election observation organizations at the Second Forum of Citizen Observers in Brussels, Belgium. Organized by the European Commission, the Second Forum of Citizen Observers aimed to follow up...
GNDEM Participates in Two Global Gatherings in Bali, Indonesia
On August 22, the GNDEM Coordinating Committee representing the nine regional networks convened in Bali for the Fourth Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles (DoGP). Building on the collaborative framework of previous Implementation Meetings, the Coordinating Committee had the opportunity to share their experiences, relay challenges facing each of...