India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities(AAEA) for 2022-24

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India has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities(AAEA) for 2022-2024 at Manila, Philippines.

What is the Association of Asian Election Authorities(AAEA)?

Established in: 1998

Purpose: To promote and institutionalize open and transparent elections, independent and impartial election authorities, professionalization of Asian election authorities, citizen participation in the electoral process and the development of resources for election-related information and research.

Members: Currently 20 Asian Election Management Bodies(EMBs) are members of AAEA. 

Note: Election Commission of India(ECI) is a founder member of EMB of the AAEA and also served on the Executive Board of the AAEA as the Vice Chair during 2011-13 and Chair during 2014-16. 

AAEA is also an Associate Member of the Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB).

Source: The post is based on the article India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities(AAEA) for 2022-24published in PIB on 11th May 2022.

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