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International Election Observers in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

Wondwosen Teshome B. [1]

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The question of inviting international election observers to monitor an election is one of the most
controversial issues in Africa. Most of the time, the presence of international election monitors in
emerging democracies is important to measure whether or not an election is conducted in a free and
fair manner. But, sometimes it is regarded as the violation of a nation’s sovereignty.
The major aim of this paper is to investigate the role and scope of international election observation.
The paper looks at the importance of international election observation through the lens of a specific
case study, the Ethiopian parliamentary election of 2005, which was without doubt the most
‘monitored’ election in the history of the nation. It also describes the merits and demerits of involving
international election monitors in the election processes in emerging democracies in Africa. In this
paper, international election monitors of three major institutions namely, the European Union Election
Observation Mission (EU-EOM); the Carter Center, and the African Union (AU) election observers’
team are presented as case studies.


Key words: Africa, Democracy, Election, Ethiopia, International Election Observers.

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Bibtex @ { alternatives21073, journal = {Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, address = {Yalova Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {7}, pages = {119 - 137}, doi = {}, title = {International Election Observers in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia}, key = {cite}, author = {Teshome B., Wondwosen} }
APA Teshome B., W . (2015). International Election Observers in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia. Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations, 7 (1), 119-137. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1702/21073
MLA Teshome B., W . "International Election Observers in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 7 (2015): 119-137 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1702/21073>
Chicago Teshome B., W . "International Election Observers in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 7 (2015): 119-137
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