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Mr Tamas Meszerics, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the 2016 Ghanaian elections, is visiting Ghana from 23 to 27 February 2017 to present the mission’s Final Report.
The EU EOM observed all aspects of the 7 December polls in Ghana and presented its statement of preliminary findings at a press conference in Accra on 9 December 2016. The Final Report, which Mr Meszerics will present during this visit, contains the EU EOM’s final conclusions and also, most importantly, a series of recommendations for future improvements and reforms to the electoral and democratic framework in Ghana.
During the visit Mr Meszerics will visit Accra and Tamale and will meet with representatives of Government, the Electoral Commission, parliament, political parties, civil society and international development partners. Mr Meszerics will also present key findings and recommendations at a press conference on Monday 27 February at 11am at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The return visit by a Chief Observer of an EU EOM is a standard practice for the EU, and is intended to raise awareness of its findings and to encourage national and international stakeholders to consider prospective reforms in good time for future elections.