I do not know if you have seen my op Ed Al Jazeera today.
Here is my big takeaway.
The Kenyan election of 2013 can teach scholars, and observers of
democratisation numerous lessons. First, a completely successful
election in Kenya as well as other parts of Africa depends on large part
on processes with high levels of transparency, consensus, and a careful
chain of custody of votes. Second, technology must be carefully tested
far in advance of elections, and care should be taken to identify
weaknesses. Third, governments and civil society can work together to
create independent institutions with clear rules, and well-trained
voting officials. Finally, the 2010 Kenyan Constitution has helped to
create institutions and laid out rules to promote democracy, which has
already led to improved electoral outcomes.
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