European Union Election Observation Mission
Kosovo 2017

EU deploys election observers to Kosovo ahead of early parliamentary elections

26/05/2017 - 18:22
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Long-term observers are briefed before deployment across Kosovo

Following an invitation from the President of Kosovo, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the early legislative elections in Kosovo, scheduled for 11 June.

A core team of eight analysts arrived in Kosovo on 19 May. Based in Pristina, they will follow all aspects of the electoral process to assess its compliance with Kosovo’s legislation as well as with European and international standards for democratic elections.

Sixteen long-term observers will be deployed across Kosovo in teams of two. Several days before election day they will be joined by 32 short-term observers. The EOM will be further reinforced on election day by a delegation from the European Parliament as well as locally recruited observers from the diplomatic representations of EU Member States in Kosovo. In total the EOM will comprise around 100 observers.

A preliminary statement of the EOM’s findings will be presented at a press conference in Pristina within 48 hours of election day. Two to three months later the EOM will publish a final report, including recommendations for future elections.


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