Correct Answer : Option (A) - India
India has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Commission on Elections, Manila was the current chair of AAEA. The new member in the Executive Board now includes Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines.
The decision to elect India as the new Chair of the AAEA was unanimously taken at a meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines, which was held on 7 May, 2022.
A 3-member delegation of the Election Commission of India (ECI) headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Nitesh Vyas, along with CEO Manipur Rajesh Agrawl and CEO Rajasthan Praveen Gupta, attended the Executive Board meeting at Manila and presented the work plan for 2022-23 as also futuristic activities for 2023-24 to the Executive Board.
A presentation on 'Gender Issues in Elections'
was also given, highlighting various concerted and targeted interventions by India to break socio-political barriers in electoral and political processes for inclusive and participative elections..Source : Firstpost