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EU election observation mission to Malawi in 2009

Man casting his vote
Man casting his vote

At the invitation of the Government of Malawi, the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections there on 19 May 2009.

During the campaign period, a number of problems exposed structural and regulatory weaknesses. The mission was headed by Chief Observer Luisa Morgantini, an Italian member and vice-president of the European Parliament.

The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.

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