Electoral Processes and Democratization: The Role of Election Monitoring Bodies in Africa

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Electoral Processes and Democratization: The Role of Election Monitoring Bodies in Africa

Electoral processes are of utmost importance in a democracy.[1] Democracy essentially speaks to a ‘government of the people, for the people and by the people’.[2] The citizens are the centrepiece to democracy, they through their vote have the power to maintain and or change public leadership

[1] Ellis, A.2009. Electoral processes and democracy: a moving field. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). Available at: http://www.idea.int/elections/el_process_moving_field.cfm. (Accessed on: 21 June 2016).

[2] Stanford University. 2004. What is Democracy? Available at: https://web.stanford.edu/~ldiamond/iraq/WhaIsDemocracy012004.htm. (Accessed on: 6 July 2016).

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