The preliminary statement of the EU EOM to Pakistan is delivered before the completion of the entire electoral process. Crucial stages remain, including the completion of the tabulation, the announcement of results, and the adjudication of petitions. The EU EOM is now only in a position to comment on observation undertaken to date. It will later publish a final report, including full analysis and recommendations for future elections. The EU EOM may also make additional statements on election-related matters if necessary. The EU EOM is independent in its findings and conclusions and adheres to the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation signed at the United Nations in October 2005.