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date: 08 August 2020

The Structure and Performance of African Electoral Commissions 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics
Author(s):
Jørgen ElklitJørgen Elklit

Electoral management bodies (EMBs) is the generic term for all national electoral authorities—normally established in a country’s constitution—responsible for the entire conduct of a country’s elections and referendums. They come in different forms and shapes, and it has, therefore, become commonplace to use the term “electoral management bodies” to cover all variations of election-conducting agencies. A dominant form of EMBs is the formally independent electoral commission found in many African countries; consequently, the term electoral commission will only be used here to cover this specific form of EMB.... ...

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