Overall, the election-day process was peaceful, and no major incidents were recorded. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge the efforts of poll workers and their sacrifice for the country under this very difficult working environment of the COVID-19 situation.
Starting from September 28, PACE deployed 319 long-term observers (LTOs) to 319 townships, where they will observe the whole campaign until November 7. The observation has been done according to the principles set out in the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Observation and Monitoring . . .
This is a preliminary report of the survey conducted by the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) this year. Between August 3 and August 5, 2020, PACE conducted a total of 2577 interviews across the country to understand the general perceptions of the citizens of Myanmar, such as . . .
As the term of the current Hluttaws will expire on January 31, 2021, Myanmar is expected to conduct the next general elections in late 2020. Given the existing electoral legal framework, there is still need for legal reform if the elections are to meet democratic standards.
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 . . .
More than half of citizens (57%) were not able to mention at least one characteristic of democracy. Of the characteristics identified by citizens, peace (17%) was the most mentioned.
Between November 5-11, 2017, PACE conducted a survey to assess citizen’s opinions on their democratic aspirations, with 2,808 interviews nationwide. The respondents were selected using proven statistical methodologies, and interviews were conducted by 343 well-trained enumerators in 254 townships.
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The majority of people are interested in politics, with 16% saying they are very interested and 42% saying they are somewhat interested. The remainder of respondents said they were not very interested (18%) or not at all interested (15%).
Overall, the elections were peaceful, competitive and open for voters to participate. Interest in the election appeared high with people across the country arriving early to wait in line on election day.
From reports received thus far, most PACE observers have been able to observe the process. PACE received isolated reports of observers not being able to enter…
The Union Election Commission stated that it will grant accreditation letter to PACE (People’s Alliance for Credible Elections) only after PACE has been registered under Association Registration Law, even though it stated earlier that accreditation for election observation in 2020 General Elections would be granted to PACE.
The Union Election Commission (UEC) has responded to the application of the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) as an election observer group on July 30, 2020 that PACE is not allowed to observe in the upcoming general elections scheduled on November 8.
The Yangon municipal election process is proceeding smoothly. However, PACE is concerned about the low turnout and encourages all eligible citizens to vote.
On March 31, 2019, the first municipal elections under universal suffrage for the Yangon City Development Committee were conducted in 33 townships of the Yangon Municipal Area.
On November 3, the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) and Phan Tee Eain (PTE) deployed 579 observers to observe by-elections in 12 of the 13 vacant constituencies.
September 3, People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) and Phan Tee Eain (PTE) deployed 12 long-term observers to monitor the campaign environment in the by-election areas.
According to the findings only 48 % of citizens in by-election constituencies know that the election is happening in November and only one third of population in by-election constituencies know the voter list display in July.