TitleEnhancing the effectiveness of the principle of periodic and genuine elections : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Stresses, its conviction that periodic and genuine elections are a necessary and indispensable element of sustained efforts to protect the rights and interests of the governed and that, as a matter of practical experience, the right of everyone to take part in the government of his or her country is a crucial factor in the effective enjoyment by all of a wide range of other human rights and fundamental freedoms, embracing political, economic, social and cultural rights; declares that determining the will of the people requires an electoral process that provides an equal opportunity for all citizens to become candidates and put forward their political views, individually and in cooperation with others, as provided in national constitutions and laws; rejects the tricameral parliament established under the system of apartheid as an abhorrent expression of a fundamentally oppressive and flagrantly inhuman political system; requests the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States, specialized agencies, other competent bodies of the UN system and those with specific expertise in this area concerning suitable approaches that will permit the Organization to respond to the requests of Member States for electoral assistance.
Adopted at the 69th plenary meeting, 18 Dec. 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 45th session, Volume 1, 18 September-21 December 1990. - A/45/49. - 1991. - p. 254-255. - (GAOR, 45th sess., Suppl. no. 49).