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Commonwealth releases final report on Maldives’ 2019 parliamentary elections The former Jamaican Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, with other Commonwealth Observers

17 July 2019

The Commonwealth observer group deployed to observe Maldives’ 2019 parliamentary elections has released its final report today. These were the first elections that a Commonwealth group observed since Maldives withdrew its membership in 2016.

Observer Group commends the Solomon Islands election in its final report Voters on trucks during Solomon Islands election campaign

9 July 2019

The final report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Solomon Islands Nation General Election 2019 has been presented to the government, electoral commission and other stakeholders.

Fundamental freedoms generally respected: Observer Group’s final report on elections in Nigeria Chair of Commonwealth Observer Group in press conference

9 July 2019

In its final report, the Commonwealth group observing Nigeria’s general elections of 23 February has concluded that the process was transparent and the result was credible.

Media toolkit to support Malawi’s election validated by monitoring report

20 June 2019

A Commonwealth toolkit of journalistic techniques made a significant contribution to fair and balanced reporting of the general election in Malawi that took place last month.  That’s the conclusion of a monitoring report released by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Malawi).  The report was presented to journalists at a seminar in Blantyre to evaluate the Commonwealth’s media project for the election.

Malawi election is big win for women, says gender expert Women voting

31 May 2019

The Malawi election result shows women are gaining ground in the country’s politics. This month’s tripartite elections saw female candidates increase their share of parliamentary seats from 16 per cent to 23 per cent.

Malawi election handled with 'professionalism and dedication': observer group

23 May 2019

As Malawians await the results of their general elections, the Commonwealth group observing the polls has commended the country for ensuring a peaceful electoral process to date

Observers deployed across Malawi as voting begins in tripartite elections

21 May 2019

As dawn broke, people queued to exercise their democratic right to choose a president, members of parliament and local councillors

Thabo Mbeki leads Commonwealth Observers for Malawi’s Tripartite elections

18 May 2019

Malawians will go to the polls on 21 May to vote for a president, members of national assemblies and local councillors in the country’s tripartite elections. 

Observer group describes Belize vote as ‘credible, transparent and inclusive’

11 May 2019

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to observe a referendum in Belize has described the vote as “credible, transparent and inclusive”.

Observer Group re-deployed to Belize

4 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has re-deployed a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the referendum in Belize. The referendum was originally scheduled for 10 April, but subsequently postponed to 8 May 2019.

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