The European Union Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Zimbabwe (EUEOM) is led by Chief Observer Elmar Brok, a Member of the European Parliament from Germany.
In total, the mission is expected to comprise more than 140 observers from all EU member states, as well as Canada, Norway and Switzerland.
A ten-person core-team arrived in Harare on 6 June. The core-team analyses political, electoral and legal issues related to the electoral process.
44 long-term observers arrived in Zimbabwe on 19 June and were deployed to all ten provinces a few days later. They observe the electoral process in their areas and report back to the core-team in Harare.
44 short-term observers join the mission shortly before the election day. They observe voting, counting and the tabulation of results.
The mission is also joined by a delegation of seven Members of the European Parliament, as well as diplomatic staff from embassies accredited in Harare.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Republic of Zimbabwe deployed today 44 long-term observers throughout the country. This is the second contingent, following the core team, which has arrived in Harare on 6 June.
Following an invitation by the Zimbabwean authorities, the European Union has
deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Zimbabwe to observe the
harmonised elections, scheduled for 30 July 2018. This is a further demonstration of the
European Union's long-term commitment to support credible, transparent and inclusive
The European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission to Zimbabwe to observe the harmonised elections, scheduled for 30 July 2018. In total, the mission is expected to comprise about 140 observers from EU member states.
Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global player in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation.