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Year 1 No. 3 September - December 2008

Electoral administration as a profession - Rafael López Pintor

Chief of Party
International Foundation for Electoral Systems


What is a profession about?The essentials of a profession

In making specialized practice standardized and accepted, a profession shall include at least four basic elements:

1) books with codified specialized know how;

2) a code of ethics under which rules and procedures shall apply;

3) a professional authority entitled to ensure good performance by practitioners; and