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Antigua and Barbuda General Election, 12 June 2014

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The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s general election held on 12 June 2014. The mission was chaired by the Rt Hon Paul East QC, former Attorney General of New Zealand, and was comprised of 2 members in total.

The Mission found that the 2014 general election was conducted in a peaceful, credible and transparent manner. Voter turnout was high and the Mission commended the Electoral Commission on its management of the entire electoral process. The report makes a number of recommendations for consideration ahead of the next elections.

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Introduction

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon Baldwin Spencer, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, constituted a Commonwealth Observer Mission for the 2014 Antigua and Barbuda General Election. The four-person team was led by the Rt Hon Paul East QC, former Minister of Defence and Attorney General of New Zealand and included Ms Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo (Esq.), a member of the Electoral Commissioner of Ghana. Two staff from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Political Affairs Division, Mr Tafawa Williams and Mr Linford Andrews (both Political Affairs Advisers) supported the Rt Hon Paul East and Ms Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo (see the Annex for the press release and biographies of the observers).

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