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PH elected at the Association of Asian Election Authorities Executive Board

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reported today that the Philippines was elected as Member of the Executive Board of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) during its General Assembly hosted by the National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea held in Seoul on October 26-28, 2011.

Also elected during the AAEA General Assembly was the Republic of Korea as Chairperson, India as Vice-Chairperson and Kazakhstan and the Republic of China (Taiwan) as Members of the Executive Board.

The Philippines’ Commission on Elections was represented at the General Assembly by Hon. Commissioner Christian Robert S. Lim.

The AAEA was formed to provide non-partisan forum on the Asian region for the exchange of information among election authorities to discuss and act upon ways to promote open and transparent elections with the objective of supporting good governance and democracy.

The Philippines is one of the founding members of the AAEA, which now has 17 member states throughout Asia including Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Former COMELEC Commissioner and Justice Hon. Teresita Dy-Liaco Flores, who was then a founding member of the AAEA is now a consultant of the said body. ###

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