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
Upon the invitation of a foreign country organising democratic elections, the EU can decide to deploy an Election Observation Mission to the country's elections in consultation with the European Parliament and Member States.
Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.
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.