Comprehensive Observation of the 2018 By-Elections Final Report

Generally, the whole electoral process was smooth and calm, and PACE and PTE observers did not witness any major incidents in the 12 target constituencies. However, some media reports raised concerns regarding the conduct of some campaign activities such as disruption rallies and personal comments against candidates by some political parties, as well as of the discrepancies in the election day administration in some locations. In order to promote public confidence in the electoral process, PACE and PTE urge the UEC to work with political parties, members of Parliament and civil society organizations to review the electoral process as a whole and develop a realistic strategy for electoral reforms, some of which should be enacted before the 2020 general election to make it more transparent, inclusive and accountable.

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