EC hosting global meet in Bengaluru on Sept 3

EC hosting global meet in Bengaluru on Sept 3

Agency News

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Election Commission will host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru on September 3, 2019.
Over 120 participants from more than 50 countries across the globe will join the meeting and India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term, the Commission said in a press release.

An international conference on 'Initiatives and Challenges of Social Media and Information Technology in Elections' will also be held on September 4, 2019.
Meeting of the Executive Board of A-WEB will be held on September 2, and on the next day, General Assembly of A-WEB will be held where India will take over as Chair of A-WEB for 2019-2021 term.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora would preside over the General Assembly meeting.

"Detailed deliberations at the A-WEB General Assembly include discussion on Challenges and future of furthering partnership amongst EMBs; appointment of office bearers; programmes and activities to be undertaken by A-WEB during 2020", the release said.

The Commission has been very closely associated with the process of formation of A-WEB since 2011-12 and the Election Commission of India has been its Executive Board Member since A-WEB's inception.(UNI)