Based on its comprehensive observation and process of refinement involving input from political parties and workers, civil society organizations and student/youth groups, says FAFEN’s Recommendations for Constitutional and Legal Reforms 2014. FAFEN’s recommendations for reforms cover critical aspects of elections relating to pre-election, election-day and post-election processes in order to ensure free, fair and transparent elections. The recommendations seek to maximise autonomy, transparency, accountability and efficiency of electoral and at the same time protect the rights and entitlements of voters and candidates in a way as required by the country’s constitution.
The chapters are arranged in a logical sequence around priority issues. For instance, the first three chapters deal with the composition, appointment, institutional autonomy and accountability of the Election Commission. The next three chapters recommend changes in the legal framework to streamline voter registration and to make the process of delimitation of constituencies and polling scheme equitable, timely and transparent.
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