Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Election Follow-up Mission to Ghana

23/12/2019 - 14:48

The European Union deployed an Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) to Ghana on 5 September 2019. The Mission was led by Mr. Tamas Meszerics, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana.

The EFM assessed - through extensive consultations with the Ghana Electoral Commission, the leadership of Parliament and political parties, constitutional bodies and government agencies, CSOs, the main media and the international community - the degree to which the 2016 EU EOM recommendations have been implemented. It also discussed ways to achieve further progress in this regard. 

The EFM found that an important recommendation has been addressed with the adoption of the Right to Information Bill. Even if progress in the implementation of other relevant recommendations remains limited, a certain number of legal and administrative reforms are being discussed and should be further considered. These relate to the work of the Electoral Commission, campaign environment and finance, electoral dispute resolution mechanisms and political participation of women.