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OAS will open Inter-American Electoral Authorities Meeting in Lima

  November 21, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) will organize the IX Inter-American Electoral Authorities Meeting on November 24 and 25 in Lima, Peru. The event will gather 28 participants of 22 countries of the hemisphere to discuss the organization of elections and to exchange best practices.

The meeting, organized together with the National Elections Jury (JNE) and the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) of Peru, seeks to strengthen the institutional capacity of electoral bodies, as well as to improve the organization of elections in the Americas. During the meeting, the representatives of the electoral institutions will address the following topics: governmental intervention in elections, quality management in electoral processes and challenges to electoral institutionalism.

The opening session will count with the participation of the General Secretariat Chief of Cabinet Hugo de Zela, in representation of the Secretary General, José Miguel de Insulza; the Permanent Representative of Peru to the OAS, Juan Federico Jiménez Mayor; and representatives of the electoral authorities of the country.

To date, eight Inter-American Electoral Authorities Meetings have been held. The last ones were celebrated between 2007 and 2012. They promoted the cooperation between the institutions and contributed to establishing specific initiatives for the strengthening of the electoral authorities and more transparent and participative elections.

The event, organized jointly by OAS, JNE and ONPE, with the support of the Government of Canada, will take place at Hotel Pardo Double Tree in Miraflores.

The opening session of the event will be open to the press.

WHAT: OAS IX Inter-American Electoral Authorities Meeting

WHEN: November 24 and 25, 2014

WHERE: Hotel Pardo Double Tree, Lima, Perú

Reference: AVI-250/14