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General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies

  • 02 Sep 2019
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The Election Commission of India is scheduled to host the 4th General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru on 3rd September 2019.

  • India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term.
  • ECI has been its Executive Board Member since AWEB's inception for two consecutive terms (2013-15 and 2015-17).
  • During A-WEB General Assembly, 2017 ECI was unanimously elected as Vice-Chair of A-WEB 2017-19.

Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)

  • The Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB) is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
  • It was established on October 14, 2013 in South Korea.
  • The permanent secretariat of A-WEB is located in Seoul, South Korea.
  • It was founded with the shared vision among its members of achieving sustainable democracy around the world
  • A-WEB also undertakes Election Visitor and Observation Programmes in various countries to study various election management practices and share knowledge with other Member of EMBs.

Source: PIB

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