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May 12, 2019
9:04PM

Representatives of Election Management bodies from across world witness LS polls

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Heads and Representatives of 20 Election Management Bodies from across the World have arrived in New Delhi to witness the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

The countries include Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Georgia, Kenya, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, Srilanka,  United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe.

Addressing the participants, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora reiterated that the Commission is firmly committed to ensuring free, fair and robust elections in the country.

He added that the objective and intention of the Commission is to always keep learning from the experiences of the past for necessary course corrections for the future.

Mr  Arora said further efforts would be made to make the election process more robust, ethical, inclusive, accessible and participative. He also announced that Committees will be set up to study best practices from the States, document issues and challenges faced.

According to an official release, senior officials of the Election Commission made comprehensive presentations to apprise the foreign delegates on the role and responsibilities of the Commission of India and various challenges in planning and organizing elections in the world’s largest democracy.
 

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