Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora was elected as the new Chairman of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) for the term 2019-21 as India took over the Chair from Romania at the 4th General Assembly of A-WEB at Bengaluru on September 03, 2019.
More than 110 delegates from 45 countries attended the meeting. On this occasion, Sunil Arora, CEC india, along with the two Election Commissioners of India namely, Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and Senior Deputy Election Commissioner of India, Umesh Sinha also launched ECI’s quarterly magazine – ‘VOICE International’ which shares best practices from more than 30 Countries.
Sunil Arora cited Mahatma Gandhi’s writings, which says, ‘Democracy must in essence mean the art and science of mobilizing the entire physical, economic and spiritual resources of all the various sections of the people in the service of the common good of all’. Arora also noted that the very Preamble of A-WEB Charter spells out the vision of A-WEB wherein it mentions the need for strengthening cooperation between and among EMBs for the purpose of ensuring a credible electoral process in the world; committing to promote conditions conducive to free, fair, transparent and participative elections and to the development of a democratic culture in the world; promoting gender equality and the inclusion of People with Disabilities (PwDs)...123456
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