Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)

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Overview:

Recently, the Chief Election Commissioner of India led a three-member Election Commission of India (ECI) delegation to Cartagena, Colombia to attend the 11th meeting of the Executive Board of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).

About Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB): 

 

  • It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
  • It was founded in October, 2013 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • Theme of 2023 meeting: “A global view on the challenges of regional elections 2023”.
  • Vision: The shared vision among its members of achieving sustainable democracy around the world through the strengthening of the processes of election management in member countries.  
  • Members: It consists of 119 EMBs as Members & 20 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members.
  • India is a member of this association and is represented by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • ECI took over as Chairperson for 2019-22 term and is presently a member of its Executive Board for 2022-24 in its capacity as immediate former Chair of A-WEB.
  • In India A-WEB Centre has been established at New Delhi for documentation and research for sharing the best practices and training and capacity building of officials of A-WEB members.

 


Q1) What is the role of the Election Commission of India ?

The ECI is responsible for organizing and conducting elections for the offices of the President, Vice-President, Members of Parliament, and Members of State Legislative Assemblies and Councils. It ensures that the electoral process is free, fair, and impartial.

Source: CEC Rajiv Kumar participates in the 11th meeting of the Executive Board of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)