International support for 2015 Election process

Australia, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, the US and the EU have pledged their support for Burma’s electoral process, saying: “Our assistance aims to support and institutionalise the democratic process, and does not support any specific party or candidate.” Their coordinated actions, “in line with international best practice”, will include establishing a framework for election observation, increasing stakeholder dialogue and supporting civil society and media actors to facilitate voter participation, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday.