Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA)

India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-24

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At the recently held meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila (Philippines)India has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Commission on Elections, Manila was the current chair of AAEA. The new member in the Executive Board now includes Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines.

The Election Commission of India 3-member delegation headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Shri Nitesh Vyas, along with CEO Manipur Shri Rajesh Agrawl and CEO Rajasthan Shri Praveen Gupta, attended the Executive Board meeting at Manila and presented the work plan for 2022-23 as also futuristic activities for 2023-24 to the Executive Board.

Mission of AAEA

The mission of the Association of Asian Election Authorities is to provide a non-partisan forum in the Asian region for sharing experiences and best practices among election authorities to discuss and act upon ways to promote open and transparent elections with the objective of supporting good governance and democracy.

Officials from many AAEA member countries have been regularly attending International Training Programmes conducted by India International Institute for Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) from time to time.

Establishment and Membership of AAEA

The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) was established in 1998.  Currently 20 Asian EMBs are members of AAEA.  ECI is a founder member EMB of the AAEA and also served on the Executive Board of the AAEA as the Vice Chair during 2011-13 and Chair during 2014-16. 

Information source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1824354

Seema Jain

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