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European Union launches Election Observation Mission to Mali

EU News325/2013

Brussels, 5 July 2013

Following an invitation from the Malian Government, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission to observe the Presidential Elections of 28 July. This mission is part of the EU's long-standing support to the political transition and the stabilization process in Mali. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, has appointed Louis Michel, a Member of the European Parliament, former European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Assistance and former Belgian Foreign Minister, as Chief Observer.

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File Photo: Advance party of EUTM Mali arrives in Bamako, Mali, 8 February 2013 (C)EU, 2013 URL