Sunil Arora to Lead Association of World Election Bodies

Sunil Arora with the A-WEB flag which was handed over by the outgoing Chairman of A-WEB from Romania, Ion Mincu Radulescu, at the inauguration of the 4th General Assembly meeting of A-WEB, in Bengaluru on September 3, 2019. Photo: PIB
Sunil Arora with the A-WEB flag which was handed over by the outgoing Chairman of A-WEB from Romania, Ion Mincu Radulescu, at the inauguration of the 4th General Assembly meeting of A-WEB, in Bengaluru on September 3, 2019. Photo: PIB

Sunil Arora to Lead Association of World Election Bodies

India’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sunil Arora, has assumed the chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania.

India was unanimously nominated to be the Vice-Chair of A-WEB at the last General Assembly held at Bucharest in 2017.

The AWEB flag was handed over to the new Chairman, Sunil Arora, by the representative of the outgoing Chair, Ion Mincu Radulescu, Advisor, Permanent Election Authority Romania.

The flag will remain with Election Commission of India (ECI) for the two year term till 2021. More than 110 delegates from 45 countries attended the meeting.

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On this occasion, CEC Sunil Arora along with the two Election Commissioners of India Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha also launched ECI’s quarterly magazine – ‘VOICE International’ which shares best practices from more than 25 countries.

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