EEOP’s Key Recommendations for National Post Election Conference

National Post Election ConferenceFrom February 29 to March 1, Union Election Commission (UEC) held a nationwide post election conference in Park Royal Hotel, Yangon. The conference aimed to collect the recommendations of election observers, stakeholders’ experiences, lesson learn and suggestions, and put them into the next term strategic plan of UEC. Many of the stakeholders, UEC, Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Media and the International Communities, had participated to the conference. By the agenda, there were four sections of multi-stakeholder meeting and twenty sections of five groups of participants in two days. Almost all of the domestic and international election observation groups had attended and submitted their key recommendations sharing their interesting experiences. The Carter Center and Asian Network For Free Elections (ANFREL) were participated as the panel speakers of international election observer groups.

By the official invitation from UEC, Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP) and its member organization New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) had attended and submitted the Key Recommendations to the conference. EEOP distributed the recommendations to the participants and actively discussed about the given sections. The following is the submitted recommendations by EEOP (Currently available in Myanmar language only);

EEOP’s Key Recommendations for National Post Election Conference (February 29, 2016) [Myanmar Language Version]

EEOP is pleasure to have a chance to submit the important recommendations to the conference for future elections.

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EEOP Preliminary Statement (2015 Myanmar Election)

Myanmar’s historic election was successfully held in November 8, 2015 and it was peaceful in most of the areas or constituencies. Over 1,500 observers from Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP) had monitored the polling stations of deployed areas. Over three hundred EEOP observers reported their findings by telephone at three different times during the election day. Based on the reports aggregated reports, EEOP held a press release for the preliminary statement on polling and counting in November 9, 2015. There are two languages available for these reports; English and Myanmar (Burmese). These reports are publicly available to get from our website as the following links;

English Version

Myanmar Version

We are warmly welcome and appreciate that you all commend and redistribute these reports to any other stakeholders. The final report of EEOP will be released in December, 2015 and it will be sent to Union Election Commission (UEC) and other stakeholders.

EEOP Pre-Election Statement and Survey Reports

EEOP have held press conference and released EEOP Pre-Election Statement together with Coordinator Survey, Assessment of the Electoral Environment By EEOP Coordinators and LTOs (November 5, 2015), and Pre-Election Voter Survey, EEOP Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey (November 5, 2015). We would like to distribute these reports to Union Election Commissions (UEC), the public, CSOs and, as well as, the international and domestic communities.
Press Conference for EEOP Pre-Election Statement and Survey Reports
Press Conference for EEOP Pre-Election Statement and Survey Reports
The media asked several questions in the conference including as the following;
Q: Where will EEOP send these reports to and will you do any complain based on the results of the reports?
Ans: EEOP will send these reports to all of the stakeholders, such as, the Union Election Commission (UEC), the political parties, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), media, international and domestic observation organizations, as well as the public. These reports are intended with the purposes of having the better elections in the future and whether the election can meet the requirements of democratic standards. We will not complain the results of the reports to any organization.
Q: Are the observers from EEOP neutral or non-partisan?
Ans: Yes, we follow the international norms and obligations to become the members of EEOP.
Q: Does EEOP have enough professional and experts in the team?
Ans: Yes, luckily, the leading members of EEOP had both regional and international experiences in election observations. Moreover, all of the volunteer observers were trained and critically selected by the evaluations of the expert team. We only accepted those who had the commitments for their communities and willing to contribute their efforts throughout the process.
There are two languages available for these reports; English and Myanmar (Burmese). These reports are publicly available to get from our website as the following links;

English Version

Myanmar Version (အစီရင္ခံစာ ျမန္မာ) (အစီရင်ခံစာ မြန်မာ)

Direct links:
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/pre-election-statement_myanmar.pdf
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/pre-election-statement_english.pdf
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/myanmar-pre-election-voter-survey_myanmar.pdf
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/myanmar-pre-election-voter-survey_english.pdf
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/eeop-coordinator-survey_myanmar.pdf
https://eeops.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/eeop-coordinator-survey_english.pdf

We are warmly welcome and appreciate that you all commend and redistribute these reports to any other stakeholders.