Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

Final Report of European Union Election Follow-up Mission presented to Ghana's Electoral Commission

18/12/2019 - 13:28
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The Deputy Head of Missions at the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, Mr. Pieter Smidt van Gelder, today (18 December 2019), presented the Final Report of the Election Follow-up Mission led by Mr. Tamas Meszerics to the Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Samuel Tettey, in Accra.

Presentation of EFM Report to Ghana's Electoral Commission

The European Union (EU) Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) was deployed in Ghana from 5 September to 2 October 2019, in order to assess the progress made on the implementation of the recommendations of the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Ghana for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The EFM was deployed during a key moment for the political and electoral landscape of the country, as preparations for a constitutional referendum and local elections were underway.

The EU EOM 2016 concluded that although the Electoral Commission managed to generally administer the electoral process effectively, it faced challenges in regards to communication, voter registration, ballot printing and special voting, while it did not make full use of the Inter Party Advisory Committee. The Mission further identified additional shortcomings related to campaign finance and media regulations, participation of women, adjudication of electoral disputes and the election results management system. It offered 20 recommendations for improvement of the electoral process; among these, it identified crucial areas that needed to be addressed through nine priority recommendations.

Read details in the report attached

PDF iconeu_efm_to_ghana_final_report_final.pdf

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