Taipei, March 20 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) was selected as a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) at the 2017 AAEA General Assembly in Manila, the Philippines on Monday.
The CEC announced the appointment in a statement that indicated the position makes it possible to "further cooperate with member-states on this official international platform, while sharing Taiwan's election experience and outstanding performance in boosting the participation of women candidates in elections."
In addition to Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Indonesia were also promoted to the AAEA Executive Board at Monday's general assembly, which was hosted by the Commission on Elections of the Philippines.
During the meeting, Russia was voted to the position of AAEA vice chair and the Philippines formally took over the position of association chair from India, according to the CEC.
Taiwan is a founding member of the AAEA, an organization that is made up of election management bodies from the Asian and Australasian region. It previously served as chair to the association in 2005 and 2008.
The AAEA currently has 20 members, the CEC said.
(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Elizabeth Hsu)