European Union Election Observation Mission
Pakistan 2018


Preliminary Statement of the EU EOM Pakistan 2018

Islamabad, 28/07/2018 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 180801_8
Statements on behalf of the EU

Positive changes to the legal framework were overshadowed by restrictions on freedom of expression and unequal campaign opportunities.

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.