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

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India has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024 at the recently held meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines.

  • The Election Commission, Manila was the current chairman of the AAEA.

  • The new members in the Executive Board now include Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines.

  • The Election Commission of India's three-member delegation headed by deputy election commissioner Nitesh Vyas, along with CEO Manipur Rajesh Agrawal and CEO Rajasthan Praveen Gupta, attended the executive board meeting in Manila.

  • 62 officials from 12 AAEA members participated in the 3rd International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IEVP) hosted by ECI during Assembly Elections in 2022.

  • About AAEA

  • The AAEA provides a non-partisan forum in the Asian region for sharing experiences and best practices among election authorities. 

  • It discusses and acts upon ways to promote open and transparent elections.

  • The objective to do so is to support good governance and democracy.

  • AAEA is also an Associate Member of the 118 member Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).

  • It was established in pursuance of the resolution passed by participants of the Symposium on Asian Elections in the Twenty First Century held from January 26-29, 1997 in Manila, Philippines.

  • It was established in 1998.

  • Currently 20 Asian EMBs are members of AAEA. 

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