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29 Feb 2016 description
report Carter Center

Executive Summary

This is the Carter Center’s first statement on the post-election period, following its preliminary statement issued on Nov. 10, 2015. It is based on monitoring by three teams of Carter Center long-term observers in Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states, Mandalay and Yangon regions, and Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory from November 2015 – February 2016. It also draws on the findings of the Center’s short-term observers regarding the tabulation of results throughout Myanmar.

25 Sep 2015 description
report Carter Center

Sept. 25, 2015

ATLANTA — The Carter Center election observation mission has deployed field teams to observe the electoral campaign, which officially started on Sept. 8. The first week of campaigning, as observed by the Center in three states, was peaceful, and parties report being able to conduct their campaign activities without significant difficulty. The Center remains concerned that strict enforcement of campaign regulations, and recently announced limitations on political speech, could have a negative impact on pre-election political space.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Carter Center

ATLANTA — A number of important steps have been taken in the election process since March 2015, according to a Carter Center monitoring mission report released today. Observer accreditation procedures have been finalized, a large number of political parties have announced intentions to compete, and most parties have signed a code of conduct. However, a number of key challenges need to be addressed, including opening political space, improving transparency, issuing key electoral procedures, and addressing voting rights.