UK Issues Guide on Supporting Overseas Elections

The U.K. has launched a guide on how the government will support democracy and free and fair elections overseas.

The guide will be used by the Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help polls in foreign nations meet international standards.

“Simple schemes, such as anti-violence car bumper stickers in Malawi’s 2009 election, can help create a calm environment and allow people to exercise their right to vote in safety,” U.K. Minister for International Development Stephen O’Brien said in a statement. “DFID aid workers will be able to add to the guide with their experiences so we can support democracy in the most effective way possible.”

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.