"Establish impartial, all-inclusive, competent and accountable national electoral bodies staffed by qualified personnel, as well as competent legal entities including effective constitutional courts to arbitrate in the event of disputes arising from the conduct of elections."
DocumentSADC: Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections, para. 7.3
- Election management bodies should be impartial and should not discriminate in the performance of their public function.
- The legal framework for elections should provide effective redress for violations of electoral rights.
- The state should establish an independent and impartial election body.
- The composition of the election commission can vary, but the principles of independence and impartiality should be upheld.