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EXPLAINED : ASSOCIATION OF WORLD ELECTION BODIES (A-WEB)

EXPLAINED : ASSOCIATION OF WORLD ELECTION BODIES (A-WEB)

Context

  • The Election Commission of India to organize an International Webinar on 21st September 2020, on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’.
  • Over 120 delegates from 45 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Turkey, will be participating in the webinar.

About Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)

  • It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide. 
  • It was established on October 14, 2013 in Song-do, South Korea.
  • Its permanent secretariat is located in Seoul.
  • Its vision is to foster efficiency and effectiveness in conducting free, fair, transparent and participative elections worldwide.
  • Its activities are guided by its mission to identify latest trends, challenges and developments in democratic electoral management and electoral processes and to facilitate appropriate exchange of experience and expertise among members with the objective of strengthening electoral democracy worldwide.

About Election Commission

  • It is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India at national and state level.
  • It conducts the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India,Parliament,State Legislative assemblies and Legislative councils.

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