The General Assembly of Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) on 29 October 2014 elected Election Commission of India (ECI) as Chair of the organisation for the next two years. ECI will host the 2014 General Assembly Meeting of AAEA in New Delhi.
ECI was represented by V.S. Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner of India and Election Commissioners H.S. Brahma and Dr. Nasim Zaidi.
Besides, the General Assembly also elected the Philippines as Vice Chair and designated it as host for the next General Assembly. Mongolia, Bhutan and S. Korea (outgoing Chair) were also elected as Executive Members.
The General Assembly also admitted the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan and Maldives as new members.
About Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA)
India is a founding member of AAEA which was established in 1998. The Organisation has 20 member-countries.
Besides India, other members are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The vision of organisation is to promote and institutionalise open and transparent elections, independent and impartial election authorities, professionalization of Asian election authorities, citizen participation in the electoral and civic process, information sharing, and the development of resources for election-related information and research.
When: 29 October 2014