EWER Alert: 28 Incidents Recorded During Parliamentary Elections Political Party Campaigning

July 21, 2017

While the majority of parliamentary election political party campaign between June-July 2107 proceeded without serious issues, Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response system recorded 28 incidents of electoral violence during the campaign and political parties’ consolidation activities. Thirteen incidents involved physical violence, including physical fighting, rock throwing (resulting in 2 seriously wounded after knife attacks, and 11 others wounded), 6 incidents involving destruction of political parties’ attributes, 6 incidents involving property destroyed including houses, motorbikes and vehicles, and the remainder involving verbal violence, including arguing and shouting. Details about the characteristics of all recorded incidents can be found in the Full Alert.