Chief Observer Miroslav Poche, a member of the European Parliament (MEP), bid farewell to 14 short-term observers (STOs) who departed today from the European Union Election Observation Mission’s (EU EOM) headquarters in Banjul to their respective areas of observation across the country. STOs will primarily observe the proceedings on election day as well as the tabulation of the results. Around Election Day the EU EOM The Gambia will comprise up to 50 observers drawn from European Union member states, as well as Norway and Switzerland.
The Chief Observer Miroslav Poche today formally opened the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the 6 April Parliamentary elections. The mission’s deployment follows an invitation from The Gambia Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). This is the first time that the EU deploys a fully-fledged election observation mission to The Gambia.
Chief Observer Miroslav Poche bid farewell to 14 long-term observers (LTOs) who departed this morning from the European Union Election Observation Mission’s (EU EOM) headquarters in Banjul to their respective areas of observation across the country.
The EU Election Observation Mission operates in accordance with the “Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation” adopted in 2005 at the United Nations. Click on the link to read the full document.
The Compendium of International Standards for Elections aims to assist EU Election Observation Missions and other interested stakeholders in clearly identifying the international standards to use in assessing the conduct of elections.