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Maldives Elections Commission Forms 'Anehkaaves Committee' for Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

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Maldives Elections Commission Forms 'Anehkaaves Committee' for Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

In a significant move to bolster the democratic process, the Elections Commission of the Maldives has announced the establishment of a special committee, named the Anehkaaves Committee, within the People's Majlis, the Maldivian Parliament. This initiative comes in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections and aims at ensuring free, fair, and transparent electoral proceedings.

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The Mandate of the Anehkaaves Committee

The Anehkaaves Committee has been endowed with momentous responsibilities. These include overseeing the various facets of the electoral process, scrutinizing the implementation of electoral laws, and addressing any potential issues that may emerge during the election period. Furthermore, the committee is to provide guidance to ensure the adherence to both national and international standards in conducting the elections.

Strengthening Democratic Processes

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The formation of the Anehkaaves Committee is a part of a broader endeavor by the Elections Commission to fortify the democratic processes in the Maldives. This is an attempt to enhance public confidence in the electoral system, particularly in the context of ongoing political turmoil. The Elections Commission recognizes the importance of a credible election process and the role of a responsible opposition in a democracy. Therefore, it is striving to demonstrate independence, autonomy, seriousness, and responsibility to the nation.

Preparations for the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

The Elections Commission has completed the list of over 42 thousand polling centers and several thousand election officials for the forthcoming national election. The election schedule, nomination submissions and the expected voter turnout have been meticulously planned. The preparations for the 12th general election are in full swing with the involvement of various election officers and personnel, all working towards the common goal of a free, fair, and transparent election.

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