Our Latest Success Stories

  • June 20, 2017
    From April 15-17, GNDEM members and citizen election observer groups from Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia gathered in Belgrade, Serbia for the CEE Elections Academy. 12 citizen observer groups from 10 countries attended the three-day academy, including 10 GNDEM members: Society for...
  • May 10, 2017
    Serbians turned out to vote on April 2, 2017 to elect their next president. With elections called only a month before the date, the political stakes were high between then Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and a number of opposition candidates. The election was seen by many as a referendum on the...
  • May 3, 2017
    Ver abajo para una versión en español. GNDEM supports the technical and nonpartisan work of Participación Ciudadana, the Ecuadorian civil society organization that advanced electoral observation and conducted a quick count for Ecuador’s recent presidential election. Every effort to engage in...
  • March 23, 2017
    From February 20-23, 16 participants from 12 countries, including representatives from GNDEM member groups* convened in Kiev, Ukraine for an intensive four-day Election Data Academy. As part of the Open Election Data Initiative (OEDI), participating electoral experts and civil society leaders were...
  • January 31, 2017
    Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Ghana on December 7, 2016, marking the seventh time Ghanaians went to the polls for a national election since the country returned to multiparty democracy in 1992. A number of factors, including close results from past elections and a new...
  • January 31, 2017
    Veuillez cliquer ici pour accéder à la version française A parallel vote tabulation (PVT) is an advanced observation technique that citizen election observation groups have used for the past three decades to promote the integrity of elections and to expose or deter electoral fraud and manipulation...
  • December 16, 2016
    The founder of the Russian election observation network, “Association Golos,” and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) Board Member Lilia Shibanova is being prevented from leaving the Russian Federation. Ms. Shibanova’s inability to leave the country follows a series of crackdowns and...
  • December 2, 2016
    For Georgia’s October 8 parliamentary elections, GNDEM member the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) monitored the quality of electoral processes and conducted a parallel vote tabulation (PVT) of the race. ISFED has employed this systematic methodology to verify results...
  • November 21, 2016
    Arrested on November 18, Bersih 2.0 Chairperson, Maria Chin Abdullah has now been officially detained under the Security Offences Special Measures Act 2012 (SOSMA). This is the first time Malaysian authorities will have used SOSMA, a controversial act typically reserved for suspected terrorists and...
  • November 18, 2016
    On 18 November at approximately 3:00 PM, Malaysian authorities raided the office of GNDEM member, Bersih 2.0 and arrested Chairperson Ms. Maria Chin Abdullah and Secretariat Manager, Mr. Mandeep Singh. Ongoing reports indicate that several other Bersih supporters have also been detained in separate...