ANFREL LAUNCHES ASIAN ELECTORAL RESOURCE CENTER (AERC)
INDONESIA INAUGURATES JOKOWI AS 7TH PRESIDENT ANFREL recently launched its latest initiative, the Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC). The AERC was conceived to provide relevant information and a useful perspective in understanding the region and the specific political context of specific countries in Asia.
AERC will chronicle the democratization process, specifically concerning elections, in Asia. AERC’s goal is to strengthen the capacities of various democracy and electoral reform stakeholders. AERC will be an information tool available for advocates, election management bodies, international and domestic election observers, researchers, and individuals seeking to understand the complexities of Asian electoral systems and processes and how to advance democracy in Asia.
AERC will establish a pool of election experts and an election-related data- base, conduct research on electoral challenges, and conduct studies on Information Technology and Elections. In addition, it will periodically issue this E-Bulletin to alert interested persons to the latest developments.