What does free and fair mean?

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- thoughtleader.co.za | 3 months ago

This Human Rights Day, I think it is appropriate to ask, “What is a free and fair election?”.

Simply it means that each voter is freely able to choose the option of his or her own choice, and that each contestant is fairly able to compete for each voter’s consideration. So, on the surface, it must appear free and fair.

But what about criminals that interfere in elections? If they are subtle and secretive, all may appear free and fair.

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