The Electoral Commission is expected to undergo reforms in an effort to create an environment for free and fair elections in 2014.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said inefficiencies in the previous election process could not be blamed entirely but instead problems arose also from a lack in adherence to existing election rules. He added more clearer rules is needed for the election process to avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
Sayed-Khaiyum said while the independency of the electoral commission office is important, instances can arise when in practical terms it’s not independent, therefore checks need to be in place.
Meanwhile government is expected to begin voter registration from next month.