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African election officials discuss challenges and build capacity

15 October 2018

Electoral officers in African Commonwealth countries have been learning how to improve the credibility, inclusiveness and transparency of the polling process.

Commonwealth observers urge patience as Zimbabwe awaits final results

2 August 2018

Harare, 2 August.  Voting in Zimbabwe’s general elections had been largely peaceful and well-organised, according to Commonwealth observers on the ground.

Commonwealth observers at polling stations across Zimbabwe as voting gets under way

30 July 2018

The polls have opened in Zimbabwe in a harmonized election for president, parliament and local councils.  Commonwealth observers are monitoring every step of the process.

Pakistani General Election marks ‘important milestone’ despite hurdles, say Commonwealth observers

28 July 2018

The Commonwealth Observer Group described Pakistan’s General Election as an ‘important milestone’ in the history of the nation, following two consecutive democratically-elected civilian governments completing their full terms.

Commonwealth Observer Group urges all voters to the ballot box

25 July 2018

The Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, former Head of State of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, called on all registered voters in Pakistan to “come out en masse” to cast their votes today in the general elections.

Secretary-General saddened by election-related violence in Pakistan

25 July 2018

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has expressed sadness and regret that there have been further incidents of election-related violence in Pakistan with loss of life and injury.

Commonwealth group begins observation of elections in Zimbabwe

24 July 2018

The Commonwealth’s team of observers has begun its assessment of the electoral process in Zimbabwe, leading up to general elections on 30 July.

Commonwealth Observer Group encourages peaceful and credible elections in Pakistan

19 July 2018

Former Head of State of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, will lead a distinguished panel of experts, to be deployed in various regions in Pakistan to observe the electoral process.

Commonwealth to observe elections in Pakistan

16 July 2018

The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July.

Commonwealth to observe Zimbabwe Elections

16 July 2018

John Dramani Mahama, former president of Ghana, will lead a Commonwealth group to observe Zimbabwe’s general elections on 30 July. Zimbabwe is not a member of the Commonwealth.  It withdrew from the organisation in 2003 after it was suspended for being in breach of the Harare Declaration, which sets out the Commonwealth’s core principles and values.