Guinea: Technical Assistance to the 2000 Elections, IFES Final Report
From May through August 2000, IFES provided on-site technical assistance to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATD), political parties, civil society and the international community in support of Guinea's June 25 municipal elections in 38 communes. The program followed seven years of previous IFES assistance in Guinea. This assistance began in 1992 with a pre-election technical assessment and continued through the conduct of several on-site technical assistance programs. IFES' most recent program included an on-site program in support of Guinea's December 14, 1998 presidential elections followed by a joint IFES/EU postelection evaluation. In May 2000, IFES sent technical specialist Dominique Thiriet to Guinea in support of the June 25 municipal elections. Mr. Thiriet had previous experience in Cambodia, Togo, Malawi and Haiti and had served as IFES' technical specialist in Guinea in 1998.
IFES' current program focused on providing technical assistance and facilitating communications among election stakeholders. IFES' technical assistance included working with Guinean election officials and staff to draft a decree to establish the High Council for Electoral Affair-s (HCAE). Following the election, IFES also organized two roundtables on election administration with election officials, political party representatives and representatives from the international community.
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