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EU Election Observation Mission to Burkina Faso in 2015

EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015
EU EOM Burkina Faso 2015

Following an invitation from the Government of Burkina Faso, the European Union established a mission to observe the country’s general and presidential elections, held on 29 November 2015.

The mission, which comprised a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU Member States, was led by Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, an Italian Member of the European Parliament. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral officials, candidates, political parties, civil society representatives, the media and Burkinabe voters.

Their mandate was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process and to verify its compliance with domestic laws and regional and international commitments for democratic elections to which Burkina Faso has subscribed.