With Parliamentary results released by Malawi Election Commission, but final Presidential results announcement stayed, IFES works on security and conflict prevention

Update: It is worth looking carefully at the MESN Detailed Preliminary Statement from the PVT. In general it suggests the voting was well conducted. I would flag the seven percent of the sampled polling stations where the results were not…

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“The War for History” part eight: “The way not forward; lessons not learned” from Kenya’s failed 2007 election assistance

Here is the contract language requiring a Final Report from the Cooperative Agreement for the USAID - IRI Kenya polling program starting with the 2005 Referendum Exit Poll and culminating with the 2007 General Election Exit Poll: I finally learned…

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Ironies in Open Government: Was the Kenya PVT a “Parallel Vote Tabulation” or “Private Vote Tabulation”?

So now we have results of both a "Parallel Vote Tabulation" and an Exit Poll for the March 4, 2013 Kenyan election. The irony here is that the Exit Poll was privately funded, yet we have, courtesy of the video…

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Was Kenya’s “Election Observation Group” or ELOG intended to be truly independent of IEBC? Or was it to “build confidence”? [Update 3-30 Further on “Overselling” ELOG and ELOG’s use by Counsel for the Gov’t in Court]

By appearances, ELOG certainly looks more like part of the effort to "build confidence" in the IEBC (to "promote peace") rather than an independent watchdog. Which would explain the problem noted in my previous post that their Parallel Vote Tabulation…

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To avoid confusion about the Kenyan ELOG “Parallel Vote Tabulation” . . .
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