At the invitation of the Government of Ghana, the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections there on 7 and 28 December 2008.
The second round of the presidential election in Ghana – held on 28 December 2008 – was conducted in an open, transparent and competitive environment, despite incidents of violence and disruptions to the polling in a limited number of cases. Nickolay Mladenov, Member of the European Parliament, was Chief Observer.
The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.