Organizers from the Philippine National Citizen Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) are widely recognized as the pioneers of the quick count, or parallel vote tabulation (PVT), in emerging democracies. During a 1986 election for President, NAMFREL attempted to mirror the official count of all 90,000 polling stations. They performed a remarkable task in collecting data from the majority of polling stations, and they were instrumental in helping uncover the massive vote counting fraud attempted by Marcos supporters.
Assistant Secretary Robert Blake: U.S. primary foreign policy interest is to facilitate continued development of Kyrgyzstan as stable democratic state.
Jul 28, 2010; "Central Asia is a region of significant importance to U.S. national interests. Recognizing the uniqueness of each of the five...