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On February 27, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) presented its Final Report into Ghana’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections, arguing they represented another milestone in the consolidation of democracy in Ghana. But Chief Observer, Tamas Meszerics, said an atmosphere of mistrust and tension during some phases of the election process could have been avoided, and could be addressed for future elections.
The European Union Election Observation Mission to Ghana's Presidential and Parliamentary elections has deployed teams of 32 short-term observers across the country in readiness for the elections on December 7. They will complement the observation activities of 24 long-term observers, who have been in Ghana's ten regions since November 6. The strength of the observation mission on Election Day itself will rise to 87.
Long-term observers arrived in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, at the start of their pre-election deployment. Twenty-four observers working in teams of two have spread across the country's ten regions, some teams doubling up in regions with large populations.
Edited highlights of Chief Observer Tamas Meszerics presenting the mission's Final Report to the press and diplomats on February 27 2017