The Electoral Management Bodies of the ACEEEO commemorated the Global Elections Day for the 15th time on 6 February 2020.
On the occasion of the Global Elections Day, the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Elections and Republican Referendums on February 5, 2020 organized a meeting with a group of high school students in Minsk. The Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania celebrated the Global Election Day by a public debate and press conference with the partner institutions with election responsibilities and parliamentary political parties’ representatives. The Central Election Commission of Georgia hosted the members of the Parliament of the Students of Georgia. The Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina had on February 6, 2020 held a meeting with the employees of the BiH CEC Secretariat and dr. Ahmet Šantić, member of the BiH CEC delivered a speech. The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Bulgaria held an official session together with the representatives of the Public Council of the Central Election Commission and students from the Law Faculty at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania has organised a discussion on the topic „The role of the media in elections: from political advertising to fake news“. Central Election Commission of the Republic of Moldova marked Global Elections Day by receiving a group of students from the Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences from Moldova State. Central Election Commission of Albania, as it has already become a tradition, celebrated Global Elections Day on the first Thursday of February. The symbolism and goal of this day, brought together in the CEC premises, women activists of civil society, the roma youth of the Institute of Roma Culture in Albania, disabled people, students of the Faculty of Journalism, graduates of Tirana secondary schools. The State Electoral Commission of the Republic of Croatia marked the Global Elections Day on 6th February 2020 with the launch of the second part of its education programme „My vote also counts!“.
On the Global Elections Day (6 February) the ACEEEO Secretariat organized a ‘Roundtable discussion on the thirty years of the Hungarian democratic elections’. The roundtable marked the anniversary of the first free Hungarian elections which were held in the spring of 1990, following the regime-change. It also gave an overview of the main changes in the electoral field which occurred during the past thirty years, as well as introduced insights about the possible ways of development in the field of elections in the next decade. The roundtable was attended by electoral experts, practitioners and members of academia. The first session was dedicated to the first elections held in 1990 and the societal-political context influencing the organization of these elections. In the second session the developments and challenges of the electoral system in the past 30 years were discussed. The third session was dedicated to the ideas about the next decade of the Hungarian elections.
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