The legal framework
provides the basis for the conduct of the election process.
The legal framework is composed of the election law; laws
relating to voter registration, the regulation of political
parties, the media; and other applicable laws, both criminal
Compliance with international standards
legal framework should be in accordance with international
standards for free and fair elections, including guarantees
for the exercise of fundamental freedoms and political rights.
legal framework should be adopted and implemented in a manner
that ensures broad support from election stakeholders.