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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

CMEV monitors EP election and Launches a blog

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Colombo, 09 May, ( The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) will monitor the Eastern Provincial Council Election on 10 May 2008. CMEV is currently constituted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) the Free Media Movement (FMM) and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre.

Set up in 1997, CMEV has monitored every election since then. It observed the elections to local government authorities in the Batticaloa District in April 2008.

CMEV will deploy 330 stationary monitors within selected polling centres across the Eastern Province and an additional 49 Mobile Teams.

CMEV's focus on Election Day as opposed to the entire campaign as well, has been necessitated by financial constraints. CMEV will issue reports on Election Day and a consolidated final report.

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said the launch of its new website, available immediately at

"The new website features all CMEV press releases and situation reports on the Eastern Province elections scheduled for 10th May 2008. In addition, it contains links to all CMEV archives, dynamically updated situation maps with reports sent in from the field by CMEV monitors and a Twitter feed that viewers can follow and subscribe to from their mobile device or PC. , a spokesman of the CMEV said.

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