Managing Democracy: A Review of SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

"According to this report, democratization in Africa has spurred substantial progress in the electoral process. Party registration laws have been reformed to allow for the registration of more political parties. Electoral institutions are being overhauled to give them greater autonomy, to improve voting arrangements and voter turnout and to resolve electoral conflicts. Overall, the electoral process is gaining credibility and legitimacy, and more people are identifying with electoral processes, but daunting challenges remain."