Electoral experts often talk about "free and fair" elections as if they were one and the same. In point of fact, these are two different components that together make up a legitimate election.
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Our Congolese partners kept telling us that they want peace, and that to get there they need reform. That happens with elections. You've got to make sure they are FREE and they are FAIR.
In the strongest signal to date that the U.S. intends to promote U.S.-style democracy wherever possible, the U.S. announced it would attempt to hold free and fair elections in the United States.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)-- The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vo...
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