Independent Election Commission of Jordan visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to observe elections

Oct 27, 2014

Photo Courtesy “OSCE/Thomas Rymer”.

The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project in Jordan supported a four-day study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina for officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The visit coincided with national elections held on 12 October 2014.

The IEC officials visited numerous polling stations on election day. They observed polling and counting processes, as well as the announcement of preliminary results, and shared their impressions with the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

“This was a successful learning experience. We had full access and were able to compare the details of processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina with those in Jordan,” said Mr. Mohammed Qatawneh, legal adviser of the IEC, one of the officials on this trip. “We also discussed examples of Jordanian practices with our Bosnian counterparts, and established a basis for future exchanges.”

The visit was held at the invitation of Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which organized the programme for guests from other election commissions.  

The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project, launched in 2012, provides support to the IEC to develop institutional and individual capacities to hold credible elections. Study visits are one of the means by which the project offers comparative experiences to the IEC.

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