So, Who Said This?

by Nathan Hamm on 12/8/2005

“Maximum effort must be directed at strengthening the public’s confidence in the institution of elections and creating effective public monitoring of the electoral process,” writes […] in an article published in the latest edition of the journal, “About Elections.”

He notes, moreover, that significant deficiencies in the electoral system, and particularly in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, were among the reasons that had led to the “colored revolutions.”

“A lack of due independence from the authorities on the part of central electoral commissions, something that led to inadequate actions on their part and, in turn, to outrage and protest in society; the ineffectiveness of legally-established guarantees of the democratic formation of bodies of power via free elections, which led to the growth of mistrust towards the institution of elections in society”

Sometimes they have flashes of brilliance.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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