EDYN President & Leadership Council Elections Members

Published November 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT: Election Results

New EDYN President: Mario Keputa

Leadership Council

Armenia
Albert Hayrapetyan
Azerbaijan
Ayshan Muradova
Belarus
Vladislav Sazonov
BiH
Nikola Kandic
Georgia
Giorgi Agirbaia
Kosovo
Blerta Berisha
Moldova
Cristi Mariuta
North Macedonia
Marija Bandulova
Serbia
Aleksandar Mijailovic
Ukraine
Rustam Savranskyi

NON-USAID Countries
Hubert Tadych, Poland
Marija Kovac, Croatia
Andra Balan Costache, Romania

ANNOUNCEMENT: Nominations

Presidential

Giorgi Agirbaia, Georgia
Mario Keputa, Albania

Leadership Council

Albania
Mario Keputa

Armenia
Albert Hayrapetyan

Azerbaijan
Ayshan Muradova

Belarus
Vladislav Sazonov

Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Nikola Kandic

Georgia
Giorgi Agirbaia

Kosovo
Blerta Berisha

Moldova
Cristi Mariuta

North Macedonia 
Hristijan Ilievski
Marija Bandulova

Serbia
Aleksandar Mijailovic

Ukraine
Rustam Savranskyi

NON-USAID Countries
Hubert Tadych, Poland
Marija Kovac, Croatia
Andra Balan (Costache), Romania
David Vukcevic, Montenegro
Jakub Rychly, Czech Republic

 

We are pleased to inform you that the EDYN Leadership Council and Presidential Elections are launching today, November 13! The nomination period starts today and will be open until Sunday, November 19.

 

Election Timeline:

  • Nomination period: November 13th – November 19th

  • Campaigning period: November 20th – December 3rd

  • Election period: December 4th – December 10th

  • Announcement of the results: December 11th

 

Presidential Eligibility:

Candidates who want to become President of EDYN must meet the following criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 32

  • Strong written and verbal English language skills

  • Citizenship and current residency in an EDYN membership country

  • Active political or civic engagement in their community

  • Support the values of EDYN as defined in the 2019 Berlin Declaration and signed the Code of Conduct

  • Only current Ambassadors are eligible to run for the Presidency.

 

Nomination:

During the first week of the election cycle, known as the Nomination Period:

  • Existing Ambassadors may nominate other Ambassadors for the position of President.

  • This should be done by writing and email with a nomination to the existing Leadership Council ([email protected]), the Election Committee ([email protected]), and the EDYN HQ ([email protected]).

  • After the nomination is submitted, the HQ will request each nominee to accept or reject the nomination within a specified timeframe.

 

Campaigning:

Once informed of their eligibility by the Election Committee, nominees will have a two-week Campaign Period to seek support among EDYN Ambassadors. Additional rules for the Campaign Period will be specified by the Election Committee.

 

Election and Voting Procedure:

The EDYN President will be elected by Ambassadors through a simple majority vote conducted electronically.

 

Leadership Council Member Eligibility:

  • Age between 18 and 32

  • Strong written and verbal English language skills

  • Citizenship and current residency in an EDYN membership country

  • Active political or civic engagement in their community

  • Support the values of EDYN as defined in the 2019 Berlin Declaration and signed the Code of Conduct

  • Only current Ambassadors are eligible to run for a seat in LC.

 

Nomination for LC members:
  • Those Ambassadors who want to run for the LC should send an email expressing their intent to run for the Leadership Council seat to the ambassadors of their Country Chapter (emails can be found here) as well as EDYN HQ ([email protected]).

  • The Ambassadors from the non-USAID countries who want to run for the LC should nominate themselves by sending an email to the ambassadors of their Country Chapter (emails can be found here) as well as EDYN HQ ([email protected]). These countries have the right to conduct an internal voting process (simple majority) before the Election. Nominees should confirm their nomination by providing a written statement.

 

Election and Voting Procedure:

In countries with a USAID presence, after the Campaign Period, Country Chapters (members and ambassadors) will elect their LC representatives by a simple majority vote.

In countries without a USAID presence, all EDYN Ambassadors will vote to choose three LC representatives from the pool of all non-USAID candidates. Each Ambassador can cast up to three votes to express their preference among the contested candidates. Voting will be conducted electronically, with separate ballots for the election of Leadership Council Members and the President.

Non-USAID countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

We wish all candidates the best of luck in the upcoming elections!

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