Outsource your elections to India

UN engages India’s Election Commission

This may have received little attention in the international media, but the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division has called upon India’s Election Commission to assist ‘fledgeling’ democracies conduct elections. The next two assignments – Afghanistan and Iraq. The fiercely independent Election Commission in India operates in an institutional framework that makes it all-powerful when it comes to conducting elections in India, in the absence of those institutions it may find that holding elections in Iraq and Afghanistan is a rather different sort of challenge.

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