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The mission, which comprised a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU Member States, was led by Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President for Human Rights and Democracy of the European Parliament. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral officials, candidates, political parties, voters, civil society representatives and the media.
Their mandate was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process and to verify its compliance with domestic laws and regional and international commitments for democratic elections to which Myanmar has subscribed.