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International observers react to postponement of Nigerian elections

17 February 2019

Heads of international observation missions in Nigeria have called for calm in the nation, following the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2019 general elections due to logistical and operational challenges.

Commonwealth values enshrined in Peace Accord, Secretary-General tells Nigeria's Presidential Candidates

14 February 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has praised Nigeria's "steadfast commitment to the promotion of peace" in the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

Commonwealth Observer Group in Nigeria gears up for deployment to regions

11 February 2019

The Commonwealth Observer Group currently in Nigeria to witness the general elections will be deployed this Wednesday to various regions of the country, to observe preparations for polling day.

Former President of Tanzania to head Commonwealth Observer Group for Nigerian elections

31 January 2019

The former president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the observer group following an invitation from Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Building media capacity in Malawi ahead of May elections

22 January 2019

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Malawi Electoral Commission, has invited media managers and editors from across Malawi to a workshop in Lilongwe. 

Secretary-General calls for free, fair, inclusive and participatory elections in Bangladesh

28 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, who recently visited Bangladesh for discussion with government and opposition parties, called on the Government and the Election Commission to provide a conducive environment for free, fair, inclusive and participatory elections on 30 December 2018.

Featured blog: Exploring challenges to democracy in the digital age

A blog by Elena Tsalanidis, Programme Assistant, Cyber Capability at the Commonwealth

Collaboration central to strengthening election observation

30 November 2018

The organisations that observe elections around the world gathered at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London for a two-day meeting to discuss best practice for observer missions.

Election observation experts return to Commonwealth headquarters

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth will host representatives from some of the leading organisations engaged in international election observation later this week.

Commonwealth keen to support The Gambia

9 November 2018

A team of Commonwealth experts are in The Gambia to explore how the Commonwealth can support the country’s democratic and economic development, following its readmission as a member in February 2018.

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