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International Web Seminar “Elections in times of a pandemic: challenges for electoral democracy”

Fecha: (11/8/2021 11:26:58 AM)

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San José, Costa Rica. On September 15, 2021, Sofía Vincenzi, Coordinator of the IIHR Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance (CAPEL), together with high officials of MERCOSUR and of the electoral bodies of the region, participated in the International Web Seminar on “Elections in times of a pandemic: challenges for electoral democracy.”

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At the event, organized by the MERCOSUR Parliament, Ms. Vincenzi spoke at the Roundtable #3 on “Electoral observation in times of a pandemic” and explained that CAPEL had opened “channels of horizontal cooperation and a virtual forum in real time to learn the experiences of the other electoral bodies and to exchange mechanisms of collaboration.” The objective of this roundtable was to learn “from the perspective of the international bodies, the measures and the protocols adopted by the electoral bodies in holding elections in times of a pandemic and how these international organizations in the area of international electoral observation were affected and how they continued to carry out the important role of observing the management of the electoral processes, based on domestic legislation and international electoral standards.”

See the video of the seminar here