At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Peru, the European Union sent a mission to observe the second round of Presidential Elections there on 5 June 2011.
The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) was led by Chief Observer José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, a Spanish Member of the European Parliament. He was accompanied by 7 experts and 48 observers from 26 EU Member States as well as Norway. The mission was joined by a delegation from the European Parliament for the duration of the election.
The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.