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Afghan presidential election workers count and organise election ballots at a local school in the Nawa district. Courtesy of US Marine Corps/William Greeson

Key Issues for Post-Conflict Elections: Timing, Sequencing and Systems

Benjamin Reilly
RUSI Journal, 23 November 2017
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Decisions on the conduct of elections in post-conflict countries can have a real impact on long-term peacebuilding efforts.

Elections are central to many contemporary post-conflict accords, but poorly timed elections may have negative consequences for the consolidation of both peace and democracy. Benjamin Reilly examines key issues of: electoral timing, including how soon to hold elections following hostilities; whether to sequence national and local polls; and which models of electoral system and administration are most appropriate in post-conflict environments.

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