Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 October, 2013

Final Report on Election Related Violence: Provincial Council Elections 2013, Northern Province

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CMEV wishes to acknowledge the work of the Commissioner of Elections, his officials in Colombo and throughout the Northern Province, as well as the Police in the holding of the Northern Provincial Council Election. Furthermore, the cooperation and assistance extended to CMEV greatly assisted us in our work.

CMEV also acknowledges the financial support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) which made its monitoring of this historic election possible.

Finally, we salute the voters of the Northern Province for braving threat and intimidation in large numbers and overcoming a host of other challenges to exercise their franchise. This ensured that though the integrity of the electoral process was undermined, the final result reflected the overall wishes of the electorate.

Download the full report as a PDF here.