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Election monitoring and observation in Nigeria and South Africa

Adewale Banjo

Election monitoring and observation in Nigeria and South Africa

a decade review

by Adewale Banjo

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Published by EISA in Auckland Park .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elections,
  • Election monitoring

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Adewale Banjo
    SeriesEISA occasional paper -- no. 23
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ3098 .B35 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24810263M
    ISBN 101919814051
    ISBN 109781919814056
    LC Control Number2011372039
    OCLC/WorldCa71246151

      However, Nigeria must continue to move forward with each election, inch by inch, to assume the leading role in Africa that many believe they can fill. As was said by many foreign observers and diplomats, where Nigeria goes, so goes the rest of Africa—and while Nigeria may still be paying for its past, it is certainly making strides toward a. and legitimacy of elections in Nigeria, the Situation Room had developed and published the Threshold Document for the Nigeria Elections, outlining the minimum requirements for evaluating the credibility of Nigerian elections. Out of the 8 criteria, there .

    Middle East and North Africa Innovation in Election Monitoring Project. Afghanistan International Election Observation of Presidential Elections. - South Africa Election Research Assessment. Middle East Democracy Surveys Project. -   Poland is monitoring the situation on its border with Belarus, as the Belarusian army plans to hold drills this week in the Grodno region bordering Poland and .

      International election observation, which focuses on civil and political rights, is part of international human rights monitoring and must be conducted on the basis of the highest standards for impartiality concerning national political competitors and must be free from any bilateral or multilateral considerations that could conflict with.   "By monitoring with SMS we can get a true picture of what happens." Broadcast tool. The system takes advantage of Nigeria's 30 million mobile phone users. The volunteers, all voters themselves, will be able to text observations to


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Election monitoring and observation in Nigeria and South Africa by Adewale Banjo Download PDF EPUB FB2

A group comprising Liberian experts on elections has been set up to provide civic and voter education and monitor electoral activities in Liberia ahead of pending elections.

It is the second. Election Monitoring and Observation in Africa: An Overview Election monitoring is not new in Africa. 7 It will not be out of place to say that elections in Africa, from colonial days have always been the subject of some sort of monitoring and observation.

Journalists have always observed elections in order to report on them. Elections have facilitated the emergence of democratic governments in Benin, Cape Verde, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, and South Africa.

Following autocratic regimes and protracted civil wars, more stable societies have emerged in Guinea, Liberia, Niger, and Sierra Leone. In some cases, however. The League of Arab States has appointed Moroccan diplomat Ahmed Rachid Khattabi to lead its delegation to observe the Egyptian Senate elections, the first round of.

This paper discussed the assessment of the Election processes in both Nigeria and South Africa as well as the actual formulation of the electoral laws and the role of the security forces.

Election monitoring is argued to be a much more interventionist form of fact-finding about the election process. Lessons from AU election observation in Nigeria and Senegal. Africa is experiencing a busy electoral year.

Two important polls took place last month, in Nigeria and Senegal, both under the watchful eye of the African Union election observer missions (AUEOM). The second election monitoring organization other than the Election Coordination Committee (ECC), this new group, the Center for Development and Election Management (CEDEM) comprises of well-known experts in the region including former National Elections Commission Chairman, James M.

Fromayan, former NEC Commissioner Jonathan Weedor, and others. Abstract This article explores the politics and policies that underpin election observation and monitoring, particularly as they relate to international assistance for democracy-building and post-conflict elections.

Central to this is the nature of election observation, its linkages with democracy-building, and a critical evaluation of its effectiveness as a contributory factor in advancing. 2 PRINCIPLES FOR ELECTION MANAGEMENT, MONITORING & OBSERVATION IN THE SADC REGION Published by the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa 2nd Floor The Atrium 41 Stanley Avenue Auckland Park Johannesburg South Africa P O Box Auckland Park South Africa Tel: +27 Fax: +27 0 11 e-mail: [email protected] website: www.

The Mission conducts its observation activities in accordance with key international normative frameworks such as the OAU/AU Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa; the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance; the African Union Guidelines for Election Observation and Monitoring.

Draft Guidelines for AU Electo ral Observation and Monitoring Missions (version ), 20 th February GUIDELINES FOR AFRICAN UNION ELECTORAL OBSERVATION AND MONITORING MISSIONS 1.

INTRODUCTION Electoral observation and monitoring has become an integral part of the democratic and electoral processes in Africa. Character and goals: Election monitoring in South Africa.

Background to the election monitoring programs. Mots clefs: Afrique du Sud. The process of transition from the racist apartheid regime to a multiethnic and democratic South Africa led up to the first non-racist and free elections in UNOMSA also co-ordinated with South African.

PEMMO was first adopted at a SADC regional conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 November under the auspices of EISA and The Electoral Commissioner's Forum of the SADC.

Subsequently these election principles have served as benchmarks on for observation, monitoring and assessment of elections in the SADC region from onwards. Democratic elections in Africa, the two terms were used interchangeably. Ayoade (pp) also presupposes that election monitoring and observation are the same activity.

However, in his own contribution, Momoh (p.3) insists that a monitor is not an observer. The questions then arises what is election monitoring. What is election observation. provide useful information to aid election observation in Nigeria. The toolkit will be used to complement strategies on election observation.

10 This toolkit sets out the need and importance for election observation and serves as a reference for election observers in Nigeria. It informs the domestic observers, civil society. Nigeria: Election observation reports and statements +27 11 60 00 eisa [at] Richard Ogundiya "What International Monitoring Bodies Think of Nigeria's Presidential Election", 26 Feb, MoreBranches John Owen Nwachukwu "Nigeria Decides: South Africa delegation arrives country", Daily Post.

Election Monitoring Works and Why It Often Fails (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press ). Used with the permission of Princeton University Press. 2 The terms monitoring and observation are often used interchangeably. Although some organizations.

The AU deployed an AUEOM to the 8 May National and Provincial Elections in South Africa; and the Tripartite Elections held on 21 May in Malawi as well as to the 22 June presidential elections in Mauritania.

In South Africa, the African Union (AU) deployed a short-term election observation mission from 29 April to 14 May   Angela King was Chief of Mission of the United Nations Observer Mission to South Africa. Date: 26 January Venue: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg, South Africa On the 26 JanuaryAngela E.

King, Chief of Mission for UNOMSA (United Nations Observer Mission to South Africa), presented a paper at a Centre for the Study of. election since independence in South Africa, too, which during its April election experienced a mass influx of foreign observers, is determined to go it alone in A second, more suspect motive is concern to avoid outside observers prying too closely into electoral abuses.

Political leaders, uncertain of. Final NDI Report on Nigeria’s Elections 3 I. SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Observations The National Democratic Institute (NDI) fielded an international observer delegation to Nigeria’s Apelections.

Comprised of 61 observers and NDI staff, the. Posted in Africa, Analysis, Ethiopia, Featured, News Tagged african dictators' club, african union elections observation and monitoring guidelines, bernard membe southern african development community zimbabwe election, botsawna audit investigation zimbabawe election, common market for eastern and southern africa zimbabwe election, diagnosing.

The seminar was directed at finding ways to improve EU election observation and was attended by experienced election observers and politicians. The seminar presented several recommendations for ways to improve election observation. Most of these can be found in the concluding chapter of the book, Monitoring Democracy, featured on this website.