Free & Fair Elections – International Standards

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International law sets specific objectives with respect to the holding of periodic free and fair elections, and lays down a variety of related obligations.
International law's goal and the means by which it should be achieved can be stated quite simply: Every State should be possessed of a government whose authority derives from the will of the people as expressed by secret ballot in genuine free and fair elections held at regular intervals on the basis of universal and equal suffrage.

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