Democracy and elections

The Commonwealth promotes political dialogue, fostering greater democratic space for political and civil actors, and strengthening democratic institutions. Books in this area support the Commonwealth’s fundamental values and principles.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Maldives’s presidential election held on 7 September, the re-run election held on 9 November, and the run-off election held on 16 November 2013. The Group was chaired by Dr Lawrence Gonzi, former Prime Minister of Malta, and was comprised of 17 members in total.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Elections, held 21 September 2013. The Mission was led by Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Former Vice President of Kenya, and was comprised of 4 eminent persons.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for the Swaziland National Elections, held 20 September 2013. The Mission was led by Dr Bakili Muluzi, former President of the Republic of Malawi, and was comprised of 5 eminent persons.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for Rwanda’s Legislative Elections, held 16–18 September 2013. The Team was led by Mr Tiro Seeletso, Secretary to the Independent Electoral Commission of Botswana, and was comprised of 2 eminent persons.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for the Pakistan elections, held 11 May 2013. The Mission was led by Sir Douglas Kidd, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, and was comprised of 13 eminent persons.

Publication date: 6 December 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Describes barriers to women’s political participation and explains why women’s inclusion is crucial to democracy. It identifies strategies – electoral reform (New Zealand), party voluntary quotas (South Africa), and legislative quotas (Bangladesh and India) – that have helped to advance the participation of women in decision-making at all levels.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 24 July 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for the Pakistan elections, held 11 May 2013. The Mission was led by Sir Douglas Kidd, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, and was comprised of 13 eminent persons.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 14 May 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Kenya elections, held 4 March 2013. The Group was led by HE Mr Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 12 March 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Sierra Leone National and Local Council Elections, held 17 November 2012. The Group was led by Olara Otunnu, former Foreign Prime Minister of Uganda, and comprised nine eminent persons in total.

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 12 March 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary elections, held 7 December 2012. The Group was led by HE Dr Pakalitha Mosisili, MP, former Prime Minister of Lesotho, and comprised thirteen eminent persons in total.

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