Pat is a colleague from NDI days. He is likely the most experienced election observer on the planet.

Anything he writes has a wealth of judgment embedded in its analysis.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή Guatemala may prove yet that an opposition candidate can break through the crust of entrenched political elites. The final round of voting lies ahead.

Sierra πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡± Leone has, as Pat describes, proven one of the most egregious states in it’s treatment of the Opposition. What is more distressing is the complancency of some international observers to make a few criticism of the electoral process and ignore the political repression.