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  • 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...
  • November 10, 2016
    The upcoming December 7, 2016 elections in Ghana will be the seventh time Ghanaians have gone to the polls to elect a president and parliament since the country returned to a multiparty democracy in 1992. Recent elections in Ghana have been closely contested, with a party often winning by only a...
  • November 10, 2016
    Over the past three decades, nonpartisan citizen election observation has spread across the globe, with millions of citizen election monitors demanding the need for credible elections and accountability. GNDEM, its leadership and the nine regional networks continue to reinforce the norms and...
  • November 5, 2016
    Ver abajo para una versión en español. On November 6, 2016, Nicaragua will hold general elections for president, National Assembly and representatives of the Central American Parliament. Incumbent President Daniel Ortega is widely expected to secure a third consecutive term and fourth overall. The...
  • October 26, 2016
    Ver abajo para una versión en español. 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...