Monday, 21 April 2014

Delegation from 19 countries witness Delhi polls

A 30-member delegation from 19 countries, including many from Africa, visited some polling stations in the nation capital to observe the Indian democracy at work, said a senior poll panel official.

The delegation included representatives from Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana and Lebanon. "The representatives were also briefed about the elaborate arrangements made by the Election Commission to make the elections successful. They saw the voting process and the security arrangements made to ensure fair and safe elections," the official told IANS.

"The delegation visited the polling stations in New Delhi and south Delhi constituencies," the official added.

The official added that the delegation was also informed about the special arrangements that were undertaken this time for the disabled to ensure that they don't face any problems when they vote.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) and UNDP have a memorandum to jointly promote exchange of visits and sharing of experiences and skills in the field of electoral management with developing countries.


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